I am obsessed with this pic by my husband Chris, one of our very first times using Instagram (here’s my Instagram profile), because it is a real life rendering of how I always picture family vacations!
In my dreams all three children are happy, appreciative of the great time their parents are providing for them, no one is bickering. In my fantasies I am relaxed and not full of my usual anxiety or thinking of where I can buy a drink.
However, those dreams have only come true for me with any consistency at Disney World which we experienced as a family at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I swear to all things holy, that place just GETS IT when it comes to family vacations. Look at all three of my kids’ faces! Look how relaxed I am! Chris took this picture to document that I do unwrinkle my forehead once in a while.
As the photo attests, dreams do come true at Disney.
And since I’m already pretty wordFUL on wordLESS Wednesday, I’ll give you an exclusive photo confession:
Prior to visiting Disney World with my family I was this chick:
After experiencing Disney World in all its glory for one week with my family I have been thoroughly converted to this chick:
As Peter Shankman said in his keynote to the social media parents attending the conference, converts become evangelists.
Disclosure: As a blogger at A Parent in America and A Parent in Silver Spring, I was invited to take part in the 2012 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration conference. I paid a conference fee that provided for my conference learning experience, my family’s tickets/passes, our accommodations, some meals and additional incredible perks at a substantially-reduced rate as attendees of the event. I paid for my and my family’s airfare and travel expenses separately and completely. I was not asked or required to publish content related to the conference or Disney. All opinions are my own.