Heather Barmore is a blogger and avid watcher of C-SPAN. Her personal blog, No Pasa Nada chronicles her life as a recent college graduate and first impression of adulthood. Seven years later, she is yet to be convinced that she is a ‘real’ adult. She’s working on it. She also writes about public policy, current events and the intersection of women and politics at Poliogue: The Art of Political Dialogue. She has been a speaker at BlogHer, Blogalicious, the AMP Summit and Mom 2.0 covering everything from being a ‘digital diarist’, the relationship between PR companies and bloggers of color and, of course, political engagement. She is currently a lobbyist living in her hometown of Albany, NY just five miles from her parents. It’s awesome, except when it’s not.
In May I received an email asking if I wanted to spend the day at Disneyland. Now, you might thank that I, being so very childless, would not want to spend an entire day at the happiest place on Earth… and you would be wrong. You see, I LOVE DISNEYLAND.
Fun fact: When I was hired to write for Babble, my first thought was, “When do I get to go to Disneyland?! HUH HUH HUH?!” Because DISNEYLAND. So, when the opportunity arose for me to spend what would have been a typical workday at my desk at Cars Land? I hopped on the first flight to LAX.
“Isn’t it going to be weird?” a friend asked due to the aforementioned childlessness. It wasn’t. And after, “Well, how was it? What’s it like without kids?” Is there some rule that I am unaware of where people can only go to a Disney spot if they have a person under 3 feet with them? It was a perfect day and evening and let’s just say that without children it’s easier to enjoy the wine bar at California Adventure.
Annie and a princess
Ok. Fine. There was one child, but she does not belong to me. This means that I could take a cute photo of her with a princess and then three hours later when she wanted to go on an Ariel ride I was like, Um. No. Bye. She was an excellent sport and well-behaved and adorable.
To recap: I went to Disneyland. It was fun. I’d go with or without children. You should go, too. The end.
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