Ever since we got home from our trip to Disneyland Evie has been making a request known to us, every night she lets us know one thing she really wants. She even made it known that it was on her Christmas and birthday wish list. Evie wants to go on a Mommy-Daughter trip to Disneyland. It’s left me wondering, why would you do a Mommy-Daughter trip to Disneyland?
When I was little, and heading into kindergarten my Mom took me for a trip just her and I. It wasn’t to Disneyland, we went back to her hometown and visited family and did some sight seeing. I still remember chunks of that trip. My first flight and my ears popping. Going to the local zoo and seeing the animals. Going to an indoor play place. All sorts of things start to pop into my memory when I think about it. I loved that trip because I had so much one-on-one time with my Mom.
Thinking back to my trip when I was about Evie’s age, it makes me really want to take her somewhere. The fact that she keeps hinting at Disneyland really makes me want to try and make it happen. I’m starting my searching for deals now, and I’m really hoping Disneyland brings back a Canadian discount next Fall for park tickets.
One thing for sure I’d want to find a hotel within walking distance, like right across the street walking distance. I do not want to be waiting for a shuttle bus or ART to come and pick us up to go to Disneyland or return to the hotel. I’d rather save a bit more and invest it in a hotel that is a 5-10 minute walk. I also don’t think I’d be bringing a stroller for this, so that’s a game changer too.
I recently asked Evie why exactly she wants to go back to Disneyland with just Mommy, and these are the reasons she gave:
Why Evie wants to go back to Disneyland with Mommy…
- I like it there… I love it there!
- I want to ride on stuff, like tea cups and caterpillar (she’s talking about the Alice in Wonderland)
- Because it’s beautiful
- I love Mommy… but I guess Daddy could take me too, I love Daddy too.
- I want to get some popcorn in a special box again
- I want to get some Mickey Mouse ice cream, the one that’s on a stick with lots of chocolate
- If we go to Disneyland again, I’d be happy
- It be nice for it to be just Mommy and me
- I love Aurora, but she wasn’t there when we went last time
- I love Mickey Mouse there, and Minnie Mouse
Evie does have some pretty solid reasoning for why she wants to go back. I mean, I cannot argue with wanting to get a bucket of popcorn and that she loves it there. It would be fun to get to share all the magic of Disney and all the special little moments there just the two of us. Can you also just imagine all the possibilities of “twinning” photos for the two of us?
Plus, the very thought of getting to either replicate these photos below or surprise her somehow with going to Disneyland just makes me super excited. I know she would be over the moon with joy about going. I’m really hoping I can make this happen. The more I think about it, the more I want a mommy-daughter trip to Disneyland just as much as she does. My little girl will be in kindergarten next year, what better way to celebrate? Though I may also cry a little because my baby is growing up so fast.
Now I have many questions for you… Have you ever gone on a mother-daughter trip somewhere? Where did you go? What would you say is the best time of year to go to Disneyland for a quick whirlwind trip?
I want to hear all your pointers. Places to stay, when to go, rides that are musts for your kids who are around Evie’s age, and don’t forget about character dining.