You might think a trip to Disney is all about rides and characters.
It's really about learning experiences for the little ones. For example, the I-4 drive between Longwood and Lake Buena Vista presents boundless opportunities for children to soak up information. The combination of an early reader and an I-4 billboard can open the door to all sorts of great questions ranging in content from Tahini juice to women's reproduction to homicidal maniacs.
Of course, first, we must recognize those fantastic pro-lifers who erected the giant homemade sign on the perimeter of Disney, for without that sign, there would not be the question, "Mom, what's an abortion?"
The new Universal Studios/Bloody Mary billboards have prompted lots of great questions from the kiddies, like, "Who slashed that lady's face?" "Who's Bloody Mary" and "Why don't some people have eyes?" Of course, even after you politely inform the little ones that Bloody Mary is a ghost who appears in the mirror after you say her name in the dark 6 times at slumber parties, they always seem to ask the same questions again later, at bedtime.
Today's wonderful "I'll tell you after we're done riding the teacups" question came before we even hit the Disney turnstiles.
"Mommy, what's a sniper?"