I think it's your mentality that drives your feelings.Helloworld232 wrote: ↑Apr 19th, 2016 3:13 amThank you for all the replies. I understand what you mean by just loving your child and being there for them. We have no problem being with our child.. playing catch, going to the park,etc(thats not the problem). The thing is, there is only so much the child can expose to from these activities when comparing to ... let say.. an trip in Europe.
lets put it this way:
Family day at the near park < Family trip in Disneyland
Going to the Public local Library < sending your kids to private school
Watching your kids playing hockey with a well organized team-driven environment < watching your kids playing the swing with some random kids at your local park
For me, having quality time with the kids is more important than the actual cost of a trip. I'm sure any kid would love to have a fun family trip with involved parents, whether it's at a local park or at Disney.
Public local libraries are a FUN place for almost any kid. They get to interact with other kids and you, as a parent, interact with other like-minded parents.
Don't over-think it. Just be there as a parent for your child and you'll be immensely happy.