Wednesday 5 September 2012

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Back to School - Back to Disney

It's September, which means that summer is over and the days of my kids sleeping in until noon are at an end. School started yesterday for us here, and I'm pleased to say that everybody got up on time and out the door right on schedule. While I'm impressed, I'm giving a lot of the credit for that performance to it being the actual first day. Let's see how we're doing at the end of the first week. I fully anticipate having to install multiple alarm clocks in my daughter's room by mid-September again.

While I was getting my kids off to school yesterday morning though, it struck me just how similar getting off to school and getting going for a day at Disney are. Sure, my kids drastically prefer one over the other, but if you take a deeper look at things, there's a whole lot more similarities than you might think.

For instance, whether you're headed to school or Disney, you've got to get up early...

You have to get dressed, and girls (and mice apparently) have to share the mirror to fix their makeup...

It's important to have a good breakfast...

...but you have to get to school on time. If you're late, you'll need to get a hall pass.

Try and grab a seat next to your friend...

...and make sure that you bring your own pen and paper.

Be a good friend and share your snacks at recess...

...but make sure that when class is in, you study hard.

Perhaps the most important thing you can remember though, is to always laugh at the teacher's jokes.

Otherwise, there's a very good chance that you'll find yourself in detention. That's no way to start a new school year.

This post is a part of Wordless Wednesday over at Focused on the Magic. If you didn't get here from there, you should really head on over and check out some of the fantastic people that hang out there on Wednesdays. Some of them can probably even get their kids to go to school without promising them that the school bus is just like the monorail. Man are my kids going to be ticked with me.

Written by Steve Pratt