We took her to the fair this week and it didn't go well. She wasn't well behaved at all and it was just one of those days. After a few days of reflection I told Erin last night I believed we caused a lot of the problem. I've said all along that if we take Lily to Disney we have to make the trip about her. We've had our fun it's time for her to have hers. I forgot that when we took her to the fair. We only spent a limited amount of time at the rides and a limited amount of time at the children's entertainment. We tried to show her all of the animals, Erin tried to get into the exhibits, and I tried to eat a lot of fair food! Bottom line, we didn't plan it well. If I could do it again, I would have done more stuff catered toward Lily's interests. After all, when was she best at the fair? When we allowed her to do and see the things she wanted. We tried to push the animals on her and she just wasn't interested.
|Looking forward to taking Lily to Main Street U.S.A. for the very first time!|
When we've gone to Story Land and places like that the difference has always been that we made the day about her. At the fair, we failed to do that which made her frustrated which in turn made us frustrated. Instead of leaving the fair super excited we all left with some negative feelings towards the day. That shouldn't have happened. As we do with anything else though, we'll learn from it and move on.
Though I'm worried about Disney to some extent, I believe we have a good game plan going in which will make it much better than the fair. First of all, it's Disney. We love Disney, Lily loves Disney, how can you go wrong there? Second, it's a surprise. Lily has no idea this is coming so when she wakes up and we say let's go see Mickey that will set a good tone for the week. Third, we know every inch of Disney property and Disney parks. In many ways, we're veterans of Disney and knowing that is very comforting knowing we're taking our child for the very first time. Finally, it all goes back to what I said and we can't forget it. The trip is about Lily.We've been many times, we've had our fun. It's time to make the fun about Lily and share in it with her and not try to make it the other way around.
Despite some of those worries, I very much am looking forward to this!