We spend a lot of time together. Perhaps more than would be considered “normal” to many other sets of siblings out there. We text daily. We share laughs and tears, frustrations with and frequently because of each other, and have this sort of disconcerting knack to understand one another to the core. We are the Denver Four (a nickname spontaneously given to us by an extended family member several years ago; it stuck). Four siblings, one family, really big feet (oh wait…that’s just me). What we didn’t have until this past May was the experience of traveling to a destination outside our home state just us four. No parents. No significant others. No hitchhikers. Just us, four adult siblings, on a vacation to anywhere we please.
So naturally we chose to go to Disneyland.
I know what you’re thinking, why would a group of full-grown adults choose to spend their time and hard-earned cash at a theme park largely marketed to children? Why? Well I’ll tell you.
Because it’s fun. Invite some joy into life, gang! Embrace the silliness of life! Embrace it while trying to cut up a giant, caramel-covered apple with a flimsy plastic knife, in the dark, while waiting for fireworks. Embrace it while narrowly avoiding masked humans dressed as Stormtroopers seemingly locked on to interrogating your younger sister. Embrace it while trying on themed headwear two sizes too small.
Embrace the silliness. Do it. I dare you.