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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Random Thoughts On The World Walt Built

The Lane family vacation ended yesterday, with relatively uneventful flights back to Omaha. Today I am back at work, reviewing my data that no trip goes unpunished. I am still rejecting the null hypothesis on this one…

Our sojourn began 12 days ago with the husband and I attending the scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association. We then moved to Walt Disney World for 6 days of complete escapism.

The parks were not without dangers. Oh, the fierce beasts in Animal Kingdom remained safely out of reach. No one fell out of rides. No food poisoning either. No, the main danger in theme parks is…

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strollers.

Parents with a child in a stroller (or even pushing the thing empty) seem compelled to use it as a plow in the parks.

We were that couple once. We lugged our son around Walt Disney World when he was 2 years old. He spent, perhaps, 30% of his time in it. Our next trip, when he was 4, did not require the device. He felt “too big” to need a stroller; he could walk!

Last week, I saw kids in strollers who must have been 7 or 8 years of age. Seriously, these children were lapping over the sides of the strollers. Kids that age should be walking! If they are too tired, you need to rest them or leave the park! If they cannot walk for medical reasons, they need a different sort of conveyance that fits them.

Or you just want to use the damn stroller as a weapon.

I wish Magic Kingdom had a special attraction. One you were invited into after super-secret personnel saw a stroller ram your legs or knock your elderly mom down (again). You could enter an area with other adults and beat old strollers into oblivion with baseball bats.

Now that would be magical.

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1 comment:

  1. You are too funny! I'm glad you had a good time. Don't worry, one of these years you can retaliate with your walker! Sherri

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