On Disneyland and the SAT

Another Disneyland learning experience!

My Year of Teaching Dangerously

My mom and I just took my two boys, ages 6 and 8, to Disneyland. It was their first trip, and we went excited to experience it through them. It was spring break for us — and, it seemed, for most of the world. Wait times for rides were 30 minutes at the very least, and I dressed the boys in blinding shades so I would not lose them in the oppressive rush of people. The boys like it: they liked Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride; they liked AstroBlasters. The loved the simulated Star Tour through a world of droids and Jedis. After four or five rides a day, though, they were ready to go back to our little suite at the hotel and play Jedi Warriors with their new lightsabers or go swimming in the wildly chlorinated pool. (Yes, we bought them lightsabers. This is important in the actual point…

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