Monday, October 26, 2009
The big D
Finally. We took our kids to Disneyland. After living in LA for nearly 5 years, we finally took the plunge and paid our mouse tax. But thanks to my talented bro Dan and my lovely sil Kori, that tax was quite bearable. The weather was perfect, the lines were short, the kids were happy and I even steeled myself to ride all the "Mountain" rides. Here's the part I am still baffled about. If not for the courtesy of my Disney-employed brother, our fun day at the amusement park would have cost us $240 more than what we spent for that one day's entertainment. I'm not against entertainment by any means, but within my own reasonable cost parameters, i.e. cheap. A friend of ours recently boasted that he switched satellite TV carriers and was now saving $50 a month. That's great, right? Now he only pays $150 a month to watch TV. Really? Really? What is the value of entertainment for you? How do you decide what is a reasonable cost for fun?