Hello again everyone! It always amazes me how fast a month goes by and then BAM! It is time for another article! While I am no photographer, I do love pictures. I enjoy taking them, looking back at them, playing on Instagram, and occasionally sometimes being IN them! Pictures play a large role in most events in people’s lives, including Disney memories. Heck, Disney’s theme for last year was “Let The Memories Begin!”
With all this in mind, how do you and your loved ones use your Disney photos? Do you keep albums? Scrapbooks? Picture frames that litter your home?
I use mine in a more sinister way .. (maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh). I use them to blackmail my father into future trips! See, my mom is the Disney nut in the parental unit, so she is always game for at least a yearly trip. My dad loves Disney and loves to go, but the commitment of a trip often faces battles when it comes to him. He loves it when he is there and even looks forward to it once he has committed, but getting him to say yes is the hard part.
Insert the topic of this essay! My parents used to go to Disney before I was born, continuing the tradition obviously once I was born (and creating the monster that I am!). When I was little, my favorite ride was Dumbo. My dad spent many years in the 80’s and early 90’s standing in the hot boiling sun, over and over again, holding me with my Figment hat, sunglasses, and Minnie Mouse bow biters on my Reebok tennis shoes. He still talks about doing that to this day.
So for the last three years, I have successfully sent various pictures of my dad and me when I was little bitty to him in blank e-mails. I propose a trip, he laments over it, and then he receives the e-mail unexpectedly a few days later. It has worked every time.
The best part? Every time we go, it gives me one more picture of us on Dumbo to add to my arsenal of blackmail.
So naturally, I had to make a promise that I would not ride the NEW Dumbo without him. So about two weeks ago, a quick trip came up totally unexpected. I suckered him into going with the Dumbo pictures.
I am happy to say that I have now been able to ride Dumbo with my dad, both old and new! He, of course, is severely bitter over the fact that they did not have an air-conditioned, covered play and waiting area 20 something years ago, and a bit bitter over the fact that there are two Dumbo’s with covered waiting areas outside!
Does anyone else use his or her Disney photos in an unusual way? Share with us both unusual and regular old ways you use, share, and display your Disney memoriesShare