4.6 #20542 (DL Qual #6729

Feb 27, 2011 5:58 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hey MW'ers. I have a question. Tomorrow my 13 year old son and his band from school is going to Disneyland for Magic Music Days. We all have premium AP. My husband and I thought we would go to Disneyland as well. Well our son is saying he doesn't want us to go. He seems embarrassed. But we are not going to chaperone. Just to go and be there and be available if he needs us. He is in 8th grade so I know being cool and stuff is important. I don't want to "embarrass" him or make him a target to get picked on. So what would you do??

Embarrass him as most you can to teach him a lesson! Show him how embarrassing you can be(; - SoloSiyoNqoba  600.4 #340 6:01PM
You and your husband should definitely go by yourselves! You'll have a blast! And if you happen to see your son, just smile and wave! - MarieC  265.5 #1203 6:02PM
I would go and pretend you don't know him. It's Disneyland! He doesn't get to tell you to stay home! - clrkcynd  128.6 #3063 6:03PM
Go!!! Lol he is a teen he doesn't get a choice - pintsize  290.1 #972 6:03PM
Mrs Incredible said it perfectly!!! Just have fun, the two of you. Pretend your son is not even there, or maybe meetup with him for a meal? - Ms.Mouseketeer  1008.8 #185 6:04PM
Im 14 and i'm in band and im not THAT good so I ask my parents not to come but personally, I wouldn't mind if my parents were in the park... just keep a distance and br on standby just in case an emergency event could occur .... - DonaldMissingPants  304.1 #883 6:04PM
I agree with Mrs Incredible. - n.corvello  22.9 #6853 6:04PM
Go and "support" from a distance. Time goes by way too fast to miss what they are involved in. - Disneybusmama5  31.7 #5811 6:04PM
Agree with Solo! He learned from the best. Besides how can you say no to an opportunity to go to DL! You don't have to hang out with him while you are there, just go for moral support and let him have his day at DL too. - DizGeek  453.6 #483 6:04PM
Just smile and wave boys, just smile and wave - DonaldMissingPants  304.1 #883 6:05PM
Are other kids parents planning on showing up as well? If so, then yes. If you're going to be the only parents, then no. - Tammilani  57.8 #4486 6:05PM
You and husband should go and enjoy Yourselfs...... - Disneylove661  45.0 #4990 6:07PM
I went to Magic Music Days when I was 13 and felt the same way. My mom was a chaperone but kept her distance and let me do my own thing. Even though I didn't want her to go, I was really glad because my friend ended up getting sick and I was able to call my mom for help. I say go! - Neverland31  21.3 #7109 6:12PM
My brother's Jr. High band was a part of Magic Music Days the last 2 years & if you only watch the show then you probably won't see him around the park. At the show he'll be too busy playing to even know you're there. I say go & have a wonderful time! - VikkiMouse  182.2 #2224 6:19PM
Thanks everyone. I think we will go. Unfortunately it won't be just my husband and I. I only wish. We will have our 2 & 4 year old. But yes we will go and keep our distance. And if anything happens im not far. THANK YOU MW'ers for your opinion!!!  - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 6:20PM
Go!!! - Mrsblue  693.1 #285 6:39PM
Go! Take a camera! Sneak some pics. These moments need to be captured. - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 6:50PM
Vikkimouse - he keeps yelling me try are not playing for the public. Is that true? Lol. I would like to watch him. I asked if they will be at carnation plaza. He said "no" they just get a special tour and are playing for cm'ers only. Lol. (think he's keeping info from me) :-/ - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 6:53PM
*yelling = TELLING - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 6:54PM
Definitely go watch from afar, take pictures when he is playing, and have fun with your other children. - dmgirl  35.2 #5522 6:55PM
Anytime you have the opportunity to go-grab it! Have a wonderful time:) - disneychick  235.8 #1525 6:55PM
Go! He's overreacting. It's not like you're gonna try and go on rides with him and his friends. I like the idea of you acting like he's not even there! - cenicienta  323.8 #782 7:09PM
You should go and REALLY embarass him! Kidding :) Hey, as other posters said, he's 13; it's not his choice. DL is a big place--go and enjoy the day with your little ones. Wave if you see him! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:16PM
My dad used to go to my sporting events when I was younger even though I didn't want him too..... He was cool about it though, he never let me know he was there, I didn't find out till the end of high school that he had seen almost every game! Maybe you all could just go and lurk, maybe call him from the outskirts of the performance area to check in. He will never know, you will get to watch and everyone is happy! - georgieporgie  183.9 #2196 7:17PM
Yes go an dance in main street with your husband while the bands are playing - CravingDisney  150.1 #2716 7:18PM
Gerogie - I am impressed with your thoughtful answer!! It didn't even mention monkeys or roller-skates or cages! I saw a soft spot in you! I like everybody's idea. We will go and watch from afar. @ Craving Disney - I think that's what he is afraid of us doing!! - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 7:25PM
I went to dl with my high school choir and my mom went also... I actually spent the hole time with her and none of my friends. And enjoyed being with her. - Sasha513  286.6 #999 7:26PM
Plz don't embaress him!!! He will be upset trust me!!! - tinker2424  0.7 #73151 7:29PM
Obviously I'm just teasing!  - CravingDisney  150.1 #2716 7:32PM
 lol. I know. I thought it was funny too. I guess it's a little sad too he doesn't want to hang with us. I thought we were "cool" parents. Lol. - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 7:35PM
You can be there for support :) just don't start screaming his name or draw attention to just your cheering. He says he doesn't want you to "emabaress" him but that shouldn't stop you from viewing something as important as this :). I did candlelight so I've been through that - Madi  204.1 #1950 7:36PM
Why would be be embarrassed that his parents came to support him? Just for him saying that- I'd go. And I definitely give him a reason to think I'm embarrassing! Thats Just me tho :) - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 7:36PM
Unfortunately, sarcasm/joking doesn't always translate! ;) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:37PM
Seriously though he may not appreciate it or care now but when he's older he'll remember that you guys were always there for him.  - CravingDisney  150.1 #2716 7:38PM
UPDATE - I saw him in the park!! We were leaving toontown and caught him there eating!! I walked over and said "hi" and asked if he needed anymore money. He was embarassed. But his friends were saying hes so lucky and they wish their parents would come. I was very quick and left. I'm glad we came. Glad I saw him and said hi. Like everyone mentions I think he will appreciate it later.  - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 11:38AM
Yay! It all worked out fine :) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 11:40AM
When I did this, in the 8th grade, my parents and sister came along to Disneyland with me for the day, instead of me going with my friends. I was completely fine with it. But, my family was sad that they couldn't see us perform because it was backstage. - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 11:50AM
Hmmm...When I was in school, my parents were usually too busy to come to my performances, and I was kinda glad because I didn't want to be embarrassed. However, the few times I saw my dad peeking around a corner or standing in the back, I was so happy to see him. I'm glad I have those times now that he's gone. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 11:59AM
If that was my son, I would definitely go like the others said just do your own thing & if he does need you you'll be there. - NoodleDance(Jsea)  6.9 #14251 12:04PM
Go!!! Support your son! I don't get the whole 'i'm embarressed of my parents'. My 17 is the funnest person ever and she lives to hang out with her dad and I! We are super lucky!! - Pinup Princess  170.7 #2396 12:10PM
I would go without telling him, and if he mentions that he's sorry you didn't go, spring the surprise on him. That way if his performance isn't good or he gets embarrassed, he can think you didn't see it. Kids do want to impress their parents, despite what they sometimes say to the contrary. - cm_eldamien  17.0 #8001 12:12PM
Go and have fun he Will appreciate ur support later on in life - Chazman32  0.5 #77816 12:29PM
Yeah I agree, go show support for the show at least. He'll appreciate it later. - Joshuadraven  13.0 #9353 12:31PM
Go! I was one of those kids who was kind of embarrassed of my parents being at school gigs at first, but in the end appreciated it a lot when they were there to support me. Have fun! - giddy4disney  151.5 #2690 12:32PM
Go and support him! - JW-92  128.7 #3060 12:34PM
I am a kid of an age not far from your sons age and I know what he is thinking. He just wants to have a day where he will feel older cuz he can be on is own, but honestly I would go just for his show then leave him alone if u can. Anything u do will be the right decision - itsdahawk  5.3 #17803 12:37PM
Embarrassing our children is a god given right! I say go! - DesertMouse  825.6 #221 12:41PM
Tell him you want to go. You will watch him perform. Then go off on your own. Many parents will be there. My niece who is in 8th grade performed and there were lots of parents. This is a special event for you also. - littlpluto  75.7 #4029 12:45PM
What school does he go to? I can see the time and place. - littlpluto  75.7 #4029 12:51PM
^^ he says he performs backstage. He is in middle school. - DisneyMomof6  4.6 #20542 1:10PM
If my kid said that I would make tshirts with his face and a sign :). Lol no but on a more serious note maybe there's a deeper reason of why he doesn't want u two to go? - mozbaby  132.2 #3011 1:10PM
Go for him but don't go up to him until after he gets home. I bet he wants u to go but what's space too - DisneyAPpass  38.8 #5281 1:13PM
My kids, Would prbly prefer I didn't go to their games and events lol! I am a cheerleading coach so when my boys play sports it all comes out! I have been told I am very LOUD lol so maybe he is afraid u will cheer too loud but I bet he was glad u saw him perform - Mrsblue  693.1 #285 7:41PM
Mrsblue-where do you coach? - larn  104.2 #3528 7:45PM
You'll never regret going to support your kids, but you may regret not going. Maybe he won't appreciate it today bit he will... - Footguy  12.0 #9858 7:56PM
In Trona, Ca its a tiny town and our program is small. But my girls went to a Competiton this season and the schools were MUCH bigger than us, our squad had six girls and we won third and took home the spirit stick!!! If I can figure out how to do It I will post some cheer pics on Flicker. - Mrsblue  693.1 #285 7:56PM
That's cool. I'm a cheer advisor. :) - larn  104.2 #3528 8:23PM
I love Cheer! I am not coaching next year though all of my girls are moving up to High School. - Mrsblue  693.1 #285 8:52PM
I love cheer too. I'm the advisor and a teacher at a high school. My team just competed in Orlando two weeks ago and were competing again at the end of march at the convention center. - larn  104.2 #3528 9:01PM
Thats Awesome!!! Our area is too small for big Comps. Good luck!!! - Mrsblue  693.1 #285 9:07PM
Thank you!!! - larn  104.2 #3528 9:17PM

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