Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Difference of Opinion

This is a recent conversation between me and Peanut while on one of our walks with Luna. We were discussing our favorite dinner show from our Disney trip:

"Daddy I like the Luau."

"Really? I thought you liked the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue?"

"I like both."

"But if you had to choose one, which would you choose?"


"I know you like both. But if you could only choose one, which one would it be?"

"Both, daddy."

"What if was our last night in Disney? And we could only go to one place for dinner?"

"I would go to both."

"But we can't go to two places for dinner if we only have one night left. So which one would you choose?"

"Really? But you loved the Hoop-Dee-Doo. You were laughing the whole time."

"Daddy, I like the Luau."

"Well, I like the Hoop-Dee-Doo better. If I had to choose I'd choose that one."

"You don't like the Luau?"

"I like the Luau. I just I like the Hoop-Dee-Doo more. It's called an opinion. You like the Luau. That's your opinion. I like the Hoop-Dee-Doo. That's my opinion. We have different opinions. And that's ok."

Thus ending our first of what I am sure will be many discussions like this. For the record, here's what Peanut looked like when called up on stage to hula with all the kids at the Luau:

Not the least bit amused.
And here she is at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue:

Mildly amused (but she DID laugh a lot.)
This is not the first difference of opinion we've had, and certainly not the last. But I think she's decided she likes the Luau because I like the Hoop-Dee-Doo. She knows that sometimes I get irritated when she likes something I don't, like when she decided to cheer for a different football team than me. I also realize that because of this dynamic I may be in serious trouble in the future.

There is no debating we ALL had a good time eating at Cinderella's Royal Table, despite discovering the princess's shocking secret.


  1. oh boy are you right in saying it will be the first of many disagreements you will have. A difference of opinion. And that's OK. so cute.

  2. Seems to me you were trying change her opinion daddy... Can't she just have an opinion without you trying to change it?

  3. What am I some kind of dictator? Of course she can have her own opinion. Maybe I should have mentioned that this was the first time she ever said she liked the Luau more. And SHE brought it up. She's a sassy pants.

  4. Sounds like she knows how to push your buttons.

    1. Or he knows how to push her buttons.

    2. Yes...a little of both. It's all in good fun.

  5. Oh yeah, you're going to have a lot fun when she gets older. I know my kids disagree with me on purpose (but sometimes I do with them so I guess we're even). I did put my foot down though when they said they weren't Phillies fans ;)


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