Thanks to Facebook, I came across this 'mommy blog', and had two take-aways:
- Don't go to Disney.
- Take some advice from Miss Manners. When people ask about Disney, just say no. When they keep asking, keep saying no. No explanation, just no. They'll eventually tire of not getting any response beyond no and give up.
Edit: when I look at the post in the 'edit' function, it shows the changes I've made to the title, but the edits don't seem to save :-(Last edited by slithernoggin, Monday, April 24, 2017 7:38 AM
The most popular thing in the world (whatever that may be) still has people that do not like it. Works out. As Steve Wright said: You can't have everything; where would you put it?
I once had to share a car from San Francisco to Napa with a carload of "Mommy bloggers." It was one of the worst travel experiences of my life.
I can see that.
But trust and believe that Mom Bloggers are one of the most, if not the most, respected, sought after, and listened to groups in the world of marketing. They pay the bills, feed the family, and do the shopping.
It seems pretty lame to not give any explanation. Not that you owe your kids an explanation, but it certainly doesn't teach them the value of anything or how to make good choices themselves if you just say, "no" with not explanation. Why not just say, "It's too expensive?" or "It's too crowded?" or "We don't believe in supporting corporate America?" or "We're Universal fans?" or anything that might actually teach your child something about how to live? Especially if you're perfectly happy to go to Six Flags or the Football game or the Alaskan cruise with no explanation either. Then it's totally arbitrary and the kids are probably internalizing the wrong lesson.
Saying "no" for no reason seems just slightly better than saying "yes" for no reason.Last edited by ApolloAndy, Monday, April 24, 2017 10:52 PM
So "Because I said so" isn't enough detail? Now you tell me.Last edited by GoBucks89, Monday, April 24, 2017 11:27 PM
According to Miss Manners ... providing explations to people not related invites discussions. Saying no, repeatedly, eventually wears out the person asking. The parents involved have ample opportunity to teach their children how to behave.
When people ask about Disney, just say no. When they keep asking, keep saying no. No explanation, just no.
And if that doesn't work, I just choke the little bastards.
As an aside, I finally went to see Beauty and the Beast - and I don't get what all the outrage is supposed to be about? I thought the LeFou character, and all the innuendo surrounding it, was pretty subtle and well done. Kids aren't going to know what is going on, and as an adult, I found it pretty funny.
Mostly, it was no worse than a "that's what she said" kind of scenario. No reason to boycott over that - then again, I think boycotts are stupid and accomplish absolutely nothing except depriving yourself of something you enjoy for the sake of feeling superior.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the advice. Is Miss Manners saying you shouldn't explain to your kids why you're not going to Disney ever or is she saying you shouldn't explain to strangers or other adult friends why you're not going to Disney ever?
I feel like I am totally missing something. OK, so I am totally missing something.
Was there ever a link to this blog, or have I missed the boat of some topic about moms not wanting to go to Disney?
We said "no" for this year because Daddy is waiting for Star Wars to be done.
I'll go back to the internet rock I have been living under now. :)Last edited by OhioStater, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:21 PM
Glad I'm not the only one.
Clearly this mommy blogger isn't influential enough. Can we get a few more on-board the Just Say No to Disney bus?
Is Miss Manners saying you shouldn't explain to your kids why you're not going to Disney ever or is she saying you shouldn't explain to strangers or other adult friends why you're not going to Disney ever?
She often says you don't have to explain your decisions to strangers, or friends, or family members.
And my bad, I had a link, but I was trying to edit the post and title this morning -- my iPad is not always my friend -- and ultimately posted after accidentally deleting the link and not being able to fix the title, and, having to get ready to go to work, not checking the post again.Last edited by slithernoggin, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:14 PM
So...Now can we have the link? Cause I'm still pretty lost.
Our concerns were sidestepped. Talk about manners...
Call me crazy, but I don't feel like I'm missing anything because I have no interest in reading a blog by some no-name mom telling everyone they shouldn't go to Disney.
Here's the link. Sorry about mucking this post up.
So I read it and in the end she admitted she might go at some point. So I guess I'm still lost and should in fact have listened to Vater.
Never doubt Vater.
Never doubt Vater.
This is excellent advice that all should heed.
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