Last night, we went to Epcot and my son begged to go on The Seas With Nemo And Friends. The ride is fun but he especially loves to visit the underwater viewing area. He enjoys the freedom of running around the aquarium tunnels and being surrounded by sea creatures. He’d stay for hours if we’d let him, but we usually let the crowd (and his attitude) dictate how long we are there. Every single time we leave the viewing area, he melts down despite my bribery efforts!
To be perfectly honest with you, my husband and I didn’t feel like dealing with a public tantrum. Once the ride was over, we skipped his favorite part. We told him that the fish were sleeping (it was my husband’s idea). To my amazement, my son was cool with that reasoning, kept saying “shhhh” as we quietly left. Seriously, no fussing…no tantrums, just a very accepting 2 year old who understood the fish were sleeping so we couldn’t visit them. Wow! There’s no harm in a little white lie, right?