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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Our family recently took our first trip to Disney World. We had a wonderful time. And our trip was made even more special because of their rider switch
option. If you haven't used it before, rider switch allowed our son to ride on some attractions twice in a row. When his sister was too short to ride, he waited in line once but rode on the attraction twice - once with me and once with his dad. That way both of us parents had a turn on the ride with our son and a turn waiting on the side with our daughter. Our son couldn't have been more happy to have a younger sister!
While we love going to the local theme parks like Happy Hollow and Gilroy Gardens, we will miss having this rider switch option when we visit them again. It's tough to choose which parent can enjoy a ride with our son. And which will wait with our daughter.
I heard that Disney thinks of everything. And I am so happy they thought of rider switch. Let's see how our son thanks his sister now that we are back home from our trip.