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?
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.
Since you mentioned the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, I just read the following from The Forward “The Time I 3-D Printed A Sukkah”.
That’s one of the longest links I’ve ever seen.
I just hope this guy’s son doesn’t get a bug in his ear about buying a 3-D printer and creating his own personal ferryboat, garbage truck, cargo hold from an airplane, or the like.
And I lift my cup of green tea back at you.
I had to click on it. Inventive. I wish the person had posted a picture of it decorated. L’chaim. 😀
I would keep him, any child that can resist Disney and is happy watching and going on ferries is a winner! 🙂
Sold. What is you mailing address.
You see the father prefers Disney – as does the rest of the family.
Trim about 40 years off my age and I’d probably enjoy this happy child very much 🙂
Grandparenting works, too.
Sounds a great kid! Nicely written story, Randy.
A child with a spirit of adventure rather than a PlayStation! Think yourself grateful!
Click to read my FriFic!
There you go. Well stated.
Get off Facebook, dad. You’d realize you have a champ. 😀
Now that’s funny.
I think this will be a treasured memory in years to come… time can put a nice veneer on such things
You are so right.
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…
At some point kids do enjoy these kinds of things, and then technology takes over their brains – or adolescence, hormones, opposite sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. But I don’t know from any of that. 😉
Uh huh. Right.
How about a trade. Three spoiled rotten dogs for….. Well, now I have to think about it some more.
What a precious boy!
what a precious comment.
Thank you, Randy
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.
you so right.
What a great reminder of how children get excited by things we take for granted.
We didn’t always, though. Did we?
you’re just kidding, right? 🙂
well, are you interested or not?
Love him. Kids are like that. They push us past the barriers we erect around ourselves with time. They fill us with enthusiasm for life!
They keep us young – and tired.
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 🙂
I like smiles.
There is something to be said fr seeing life through the eyes of a child, even at 5 am.
Wonderful story Randy. You have me smiling big!
there is something to be said for seeing life through the eyes of a child (although after 7 AM is preferable), and yet there is something to be said for seeing life through anybody else’s eyes.
Most of all, I’m glad that I had you smiling big.
You know I like big smiles
…and just like that…you did it again 🙂
Hahahaha great story Randy. They are wonderful to stay to let him try it. Bit of a delay but it sounds like little 5 was beaming!
thanks for your comment. The truth is we always stop doing things that are out of the ordinary that the kids would want to do. That’s what the joy of parenting and being family is about.
But perhaps you’d still be interested in a five-year-old child?
Hmmmmmm Hahahaha sounds like fun
love that this made it to fb in your fiction piece = ha – so in touch with today!
Not bad for someone born in 1893…
and has a 5 year old son.
oooo – spooky cool
I think the kid has got his enthusiasm in the right place 🙂
He certainly does.
Thanks for your comment.
Ha! I totally love the last line. Also, the idea that a simple ferry ride could be so exciting for someone who has never experienced one before.
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.
Great last line. 🙂 There will never be a dull moment in this family.
That’s true. Discovery, flexible plans, and patience – make for great family experiences and memories.