238.7 #1485 (DL Qual #1865

Oct 17, 2012 8:07 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Today my hubby and I are going to the parks without our kids. I feel awful and have never gone without them but we're celebrating our 7 year anniversary.

Don't feel guilty it's your anniversary. It's completely different without the kids. Just enjoy the experience! - ShariRenee  8577.6 #9 8:19AM
This! ^^^^ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:13AM
Happy anniversary! - leopardditz2000  872.7 #213 9:53AM
Very healthy for you to enjoy DL with just your spouse. Don't feel guilty as well. Enjoy your day, and Happy Anniversary! - proudcanuck  478.6 #445 9:57AM
Enjoy! Have a nice, leisurely dinner with cocktails, apps, and dessert - savor those kid-less moments :) - tdashgirl  320.4 #800 10:05AM
I once read that one of the best things you can do as a parent is to make time for yourself! Enjoy each other, and Happy Anniversary! - preggoprincess  238.3 #1490 10:10AM
It's a different experience without kids. Just go have fun, and don't forget to bring them next time - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 8:12AM
I'm looking forward to moving at a faster pace and hitting the Cove Bar. I just hope I don't burst into tears from missing them. - handdmom  238.7 #1485 8:16AM
I know the feeling, but it will pass. You are celebrating your anniversary , today is set aside for you and your husband no matter where it is. You picked DL. Your kids win too because they are benefitting from having two parents who still love each other. I see it as a win-win situation! I know the feeling though, but you will be looking forward to them coming with you the next time you go! Enjoy! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 8:21AM
Ahh, thank you! I enjoy going with my kids and seeing it through their eyes so much but we definitely need some time together . - handdmom  238.7 #1485 8:32AM
We did that for our 15 year anniversary. We did a character breakfast and thought we would move faster also but we didn't. We actually went slower and enjoyed the smaller details of disneyland more. You will have an amazing time I'm sure. Happy anniversaryπŸ˜ƒ - Tinkerbellmom4  440.2 #497 8:21AM
This has been a discussion in our house too, but cannot seem to ever leave the kids at home! I hope you enjoy your time! - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 8:21AM
When we did this last fall one of our favorite things was actually getting to ride together...instead of splitting up to ride with the kids. Enjoy your time! :) - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 8:34AM
You and your husband deserve this time together, focus on enjoying your time with him, not on what your kids are missing out on because they will be back to the parks again, they aren't missing out on anything. A grown up trip is a completely different experience from a trip with your kids, so don't compare the two. Enjoy your day and happy anniversary!! - Linzee  1188.1 #146 8:39AM
My wife and I did that for my birthday. It was nice. You do miss them, but not having to worry about when to eat, where to eat and making sure they don't get ran or having to push the stroller makes for a great experience that most parents don't get for a while. - BakoDisneyDude  227.1 #1642 8:49AM
Have fun and enjoy! - Sonja  6978.6 #14 8:52AM
Have Fun! Don't look Back! Happy Anniversary - mini_MINNIE  1140.1 #157 8:57AM
We did that last year for our 10th. We felt real guilty at first but we ended up having a great time that I'll never forget. And the kids had a great time at the babysitters too. Just make sure you plan a fun day for the kids - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 9:07AM
Congrats on your anniversary! I know how you feel, but you and your hubby deserve to celebrate and experience DL without the kiddies. They're only a phone call away. I think I called my sitter ten times to make sure the kids were ok. Have fun, enjoy your husband at DL!!! - BelleLuver  47.3 #4901 9:12AM
Happy anniversary - lilo84  377.0 #600 9:14AM
Thanks everyone! - handdmom  238.7 #1485 9:17AM
I know the guilty feeling. My hubby and I went without the kids for our anniversary a couple of years ago. It is a much different experience! In a good way! I loved the slower pace, enjoying the atmosphere, people watching... You will love it! Don't forget to pick up anniversary buttons at city hall! ENJOY! - PoppinsWoo  329.7 #751 9:25AM
It was so weird at first but then we got used to the idea and had a blast. It really felt like a mini vacation. - handdmom  238.7 #1485 7:00AM
I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Yep the first moments were strange for us too, but we got over it hehe! Happy Anniversary to you guys :) - PoppinsWoo  329.7 #751 1:31PM
Thanks everybody for your kind words. We had a great day together! It was a totally different experience and my hubby even asked if we can do it again. - handdmom  238.7 #1485 6:47AM
Hope you said yes. Glad you had a great anniversary - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 7:39AM
I would love to do this st least once! But I would also feel guilty leaving the kiddos home! - jjdq  338.0 #711 7:27AM
Congratulations! - mswendybe  193.7 #2071 7:27AM
Try to not feel guilty. Your kids will appreciate the parks even more next time. Don't make a big deal about it in front of them. After all, it's just the two of you going on a date. It just happens to be at Disneyland. My wife and I have been on dates there many times over the years and it's special every time. Don't worry and enjoy your date. Happy Anniversary! πŸŽ‰ - grumpypapa  5469.2 #19 7:46AM
My friends and i did that for my birthday left the kids and did an adult trip only we felt guilty for the first ten minutes then had a blast! Don't worry you will have so much fun. Happy Anniversary! - kharebear26  7.5 #13459 7:47AM

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