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Don't you wish that you could capture every minute of your vacation and etch it in your mind forever?
I will never forget when my (then) 5-year-old daughter became so disappointed that the stunt show was cancelled by a tropical downpour that she said, "Mom, it's okay, they can wear nachos! We have our nachos to wear?" Of course, she meant our rain ponchos, not snacks! Would I have remembered that moment if I hadn't taken a second to jot it down? Probably I wouldn't, but I did jot it down and now six years later my husband will still tease her on our way out of the hotel room and ask, "Do you have your nacho in your bag?"
Our next trip will be my children's sixth visit to Disney, and they already have a four- to five-page journal of memories for every trip we've gone on. Time goes so fast at Disney and in our children's lives! They gone from being in awe of princesses and pirates, to autograph books and character meals, to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Yetis, and Test Track in what seems like a matter of minutes. Take a moment to jot down how you felt the first time your children saw Cinderella Castle. Write about the feelings you had when you watched Wishes or IllumiNations as a family.
Remember, Disney trips are blessings. Don't take them for granted. "Celebrate today, and remember tomorrow," is my motto! Take a few moments to answer the "Memories" section in your PassPorter PassPockets. Years from now, you and your children will be glad you did.
About the Author: Leslie works in the computer industry by day, coaches a high school cheerleading squad in the evening, and is the proud mother of a 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. She is always saving for or planning the next Disney getaway for her family or her friends! She is a lover of Central Florida and everything in the Walt Disney World Resort!
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