Better than Disney World: Friday Fictioneers

This kid would rather ride a ferry than be at Disney first thing in the morning. He’s not my child. I think some dibbick has invaded him…

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week photo is:


Better than Disney World

Our 5 year old David had never been on a ferry. When he spotted it on our family trip, he squealed with delight watching cars drive right on board.

“We can really ride our car into it?” he gushed. “Let’s do it!”

The last trip had already departed, so we stayed at a nearby motel. By 5AM, David had already gotten our family up and crazed wanting to take the first ride out.

We posted this pic on FB with the wonderful moon and us waiting for the gates to open.

Anyone want to adopt one slightly over-exuberant, but intellectually curious child?

Randy Mazie


48 thoughts on “Better than Disney World: Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Randy,

    Surely this sleep deprived dad can’t mean that. I’m sure there are other adventures in store. Like traveling in the cargo hold of an airplane or hitching a ride on a garbage truck. You made me smile. I lift my coffee to you…chag samayakh sukkot.



  2. Absolutely. We brought our sons on a train ride from one end of the city to another. The youngest was obsessed and beyond thrilled. Of course, he was only about 2.5-3 so he doesn’t remember but still…

  3. Gotta love a little one like that. Such simple pleasures. I think it ironic that we spend so much on entertainment/toys, when kids are happy with simple things like cardboard boxes, crayons, and balls. Enjoy the moment, hold it deep in your heart for later… like the teen years. Giggles.

  4. I see that as the parent equivalent of the great escape. Disneyland would be a nightmare in comparison. I regularly travel on a ferry, as my daughter lives on an island off the mainland. It’s definitely cheaper and more relaxing than taking kids to places where it takes about an hour to queue for everything. Recently I had the pleasure of being in a bird hide on a nature reserve with my grandson (aged 7). It was a first for him and, once he’d discovered the binoculars, he declared that he could spend the rest of his life in the hide. This was after him exclaiming, “Wow! Those boats are a thousand miles away, but I can see them really close”. I do love the spontaneity of small children.
    Thank you for your tale, Randy. It made me smile πŸ™‚

    • I remember when my kids saw a ferry for the first time and their reactions of: surprise, fear as to how a car could drive onto one and not fall off or sink, and their excitement, amazement, wanting to sit on the car as we floated along, walk around the ship, pretend to steer the ship by sitting behind the wheel of our car and turn it left and right as if they were the captain. Fun stuff in the fresh air.


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