Kid doesn't want to go to WDW

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Kid doesn't want to go to WDW

Is that weird or what? laugh My BFF, Cherie, is going to WDW with us this year. It was an off the cuff invite from me. She and I were at dinner one night right after I bought at BLT and I was gushing about it. She just didn't 'get' it - she hasn't been to WDW since she was 12! So, I said COME WITH US!!! clapping
She has one child, a son, Damon, who is 15. I said you and Damon come along (she is divorced) we'll have a blast! You know that kid said hell no he doesn't want to go to WDW eek

He is seriously not going. She said she wouldn't force him to go on a vacation so he is staying either with his dad or grandparents while she is on vacation with us.
I tried talking to him about it but got nowhere, he really does not want to go!!!

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Teenagers are tricky. He probably thinks it would be bad for his rep. Either that or there's probably something else he wants to do at the same time.

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Teenagers are tricky. He probably thinks it would be bad for his rep. Either that or there's probably something else he wants to do at the same time.

I know he has never been there and I think he is under the impression it's for 'kids' - like most people seem to be waiting

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UnbalancedLibra wrote:
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Teenagers are tricky. He probably thinks it would be bad for his rep. Either that or there's probably something else he wants to do at the same time.

I know he has never been there and I think he is under the impression it's for 'kids' - like most people seem to be waiting

Yeah. Teenagers can have really skewed priorities. What's funny is once they've gone once it's a great way to get your teenager to unwind and not have to worry about his rep. Several of my friends loved to go when I was young (I didn't know what I was missing). I'm sure as a parent it's great to get your kid into a situation where he doesn't have to be as worried about being "cool."

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To each his own. I agree that it might have something to do with his "rep," or maybe there's a chick involved somewhere that he doesn't want to leave (even a week at that age can be devastating!!!) Wink

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To each his own. I agree that it might have something to do with his "rep," or maybe there's a chick involved somewhere that he doesn't want to leave (even a week at that age can be devastating!!!) Wink

LOL - he's always been pretty 'geeky' if you will so i don't think it's his rep. I found out it's TURKEY HUNTING SEASON then....oy vey...can't miss that! sarcastic

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Can I send my 15 year old self with you?

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Can I send my 15 year old self with you?

Heheeee - sure!

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UnbalancedLibra wrote:
bali wrote:
To each his own. I agree that it might have something to do with his "rep," or maybe there's a chick involved somewhere that he doesn't want to leave (even a week at that age can be devastating!!!) Wink

LOL - he's always been pretty 'geeky' if you will so i don't think it's his rep. I found out it's TURKEY HUNTING SEASON then....oy vey...can't miss that! sarcastic

Turkey hunting season...so "chick" was close. laugh

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cdub wrote:
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bali wrote:
To each his own. I agree that it might have something to do with his "rep," or maybe there's a chick involved somewhere that he doesn't want to leave (even a week at that age can be devastating!!!) Wink

LOL - he's always been pretty 'geeky' if you will so i don't think it's his rep. I found out it's TURKEY HUNTING SEASON then....oy vey...can't miss that! sarcastic

Turkey hunting season...so "chick" was close. laugh

Ohhh hahahaaaaaa laugh

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Turkey hunting season, indeed! Hmm....killing a turkey vs. riding space mountain... Wink

I'll shrink myself down to 15-year-old status with Teacherdrama and go with you!

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UnbalancedLibra wrote:
bali wrote:
To each his own. I agree that it might have something to do with his "rep," or maybe there's a chick involved somewhere that he doesn't want to leave (even a week at that age can be devastating!!!) Wink

LOL - he's always been pretty 'geeky' if you will so i don't think it's his rep. I found out it's TURKEY HUNTING SEASON then....oy vey...can't miss that! sarcastic

In all fairness, that Turkey hunting may just be as important to him, as going to WDW is to most of us and I'm sure other people have the same priorities about other things in life. I sure wouldn't push the issue. When I was his age, I was really into hunting also. My parents were divoriced and that was my time alone with my father for many years. As Bali said, "To each his own".

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Turkey hunting season, indeed! Hmm....killing a turkey vs. riding space mountain... Wink

I'll shrink myself down to 15-year-old status with Teacherdrama and go with you!

It is just tough to imagine a KID not even wanting to at least give it a go , even once!

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mrhub wrote:
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bali wrote:
To each his own. I agree that it might have something to do with his "rep," or maybe there's a chick involved somewhere that he doesn't want to leave (even a week at that age can be devastating!!!) Wink

LOL - he's always been pretty 'geeky' if you will so i don't think it's his rep. I found out it's TURKEY HUNTING SEASON then....oy vey...can't miss that! sarcastic

In all fairness, that Turkey hunting may just be as important to him, as going to WDW is to most of us and I'm sure other people have the same priorities about other things in life. I sure wouldn't push the issue. When I was his age, I was really into hunting also. My parents were divorced and that was my time alone with my father for many years. As Bali said, "To each his own".

Good points - although he doesn't even go with his dad, he goes hunting with his 'step' grandpa (Cherie's stepfather)

I guess it just really shocked me he wouldn't want to go on vacation - out of school for a week. He has never been to WDW and so I was really disappointed, you know, because I LOVE seeing 'newbies' faces when they get to WDW biggrin

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