Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by sduck, Nov 16, 2011.
I am so not ready!
This week on wedway radio they were talking about Christmas at Disney. The hosts mentioned that at some point in their life their parents realized they didn't need any more stuff and so they decided instead of presents they would get the whole family a trip to WDW every year.
Im liking this idea!! My kids have to much crap! Daddy needs a vacation
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Our trip next week is a present for all of us. We may do some stocking stuffers, but we are trying to focus more on the meaning of the holiday anyway.
I've had a lot of discussion with a lot of my friends about this recently. I think our consensus is that in general most of our kids have too much crap, they don't play with it that much and it just winds up cluttering your house and making everything feel cramped. We're talking about giving the kids more experiences and fewer things. It should result in more well rounded kids and cleaner less cluttered houses.
+1 on this! Too much crap!
I totally agree with this concept. We just went through our sons toy box and had 1 1/2 garbage bags of toys that were broken of missing pieces. Its ridiculous. Next year will be a memory Christmas, and not where we just sit around and remember what christmas was! One where we book a cruise for thier Christmas present. DCL has thier dates out for 2013 so Im going to plan AND book in January for 2013.
Yeah I told everyone that while there will still be some gifts that much of the money will be put towards our May trip. We all seem to appreciate spending time together at WDW and I think we get more out of that than we do the material things...not to say those are unappreciated, but we've learned the hard way that memories are much more precious than things.
I would really like to stay 2 weeks at WDW during the Christmas holidays but DW does not want to - family obligations. As for spending, we set our Christmas gift giving budget and blew it in October. We always go overboard on Christmas. I may be able to book Spring Break 2013 over the Easter holidays. If successful, then we may have a new vacation plan. My opinion is that why should we spend time with relatives who we never see all year round during the holidays. If they live 5 miles away, and never even call unless they want to mooch something, then why should I ruin my Christmas by wasting time with them?
Amen, I wold prefer to be at Disney for Christmas
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