- Jul 1, 2016
I found it really hard to tell people this week that I am going on holiday to WDW without my children. I really thought I was OK with it....
My husband and I are usually the only kid-free adults at Disney movies. We've learned to roll with it.I don't get the comments, but because of the whole "shaming" thing, I always feel so much more awkward because I'm a lone adult dude at a Disney movie. I'm always worried (not really) they're going to report me after the theater says "And if you see any suspicious characters"....
I'm going to remember this.If it helps anyone else, my therapist is very encouraging about my Disney fixation and in our last session reminded me that I'm a grown adult who takes care of my responsibilities and my family does not get one iota of a say so in how I choose to spend my disposable income. Going to WDW makes me happy and no one should be allowed to steal that joy, even if they don't understand it.
There you go. Seal of approval from a professional!
What I would do is totally make sure to do a couple of things tailored to each person who refused.Yes, it's been since 2008 since I've been and I'm dying to go. I've tried to get my grandson (16) to go that has never been and he just thinks it's for little kids and won't go. So, I'm taking my husband that is okay with it but he's such a drag! I tried to get my girlfriend and she's like Oh, I took my kids when they were little but I'd rather go to the beach and laughed at me. I had to explain that there's so much there for adults too! I was considering going by myself but I really want someone to share it with. Oh well, I'll have fun regardless of the hubby.
My husband and I notice because we go opening weekend when the theaters are packed. I also notice because I'm a people watcher. Then again, most movies we see in theaters are Disney movies so maybe it's something we've just picked up on over time.Except for the people right immediately around me, or people who are making themselves very noticeable, i don't even pay attention or notice who else is at a movie theater with me. (Unless it's empty or close to it, of course!)
I don't think of myself as an oblivious person---quite the opposite in that I make a purposeful effort not to bother other people as I go about my life--but when I read comments about being the only adults without kids in a theater I can't help feel like I might be more oblivious than I thought!