Today on our
chaotic ride to school Jet-Set Tot asked out of the blue when are we going back to LEGOLAND. Hmmm??? What a good question, lil’ one. We haven’t been there since Tot began the 2012/13 school year, and with the new LEGOLAND Hotel and themed rooms opening this April, there is no time like the present to start thinking of our next trip down to San Diego. This Jet-Set Mom is really looking forward to exploring the newly built property and reporting back to all of you how great it is! I happen to think a hotel built completely with Jet-Set Tots in mind is genius and will make quick-trip getaways even that much more exciting. Let’s face it, if The Jet-Set Family could permanently live in a hotel, we would!
Whenever I think of LEGOLAND I instantly smile. You see, the last time we were there we had somehow ended up with an extra-ticket and we were unable to find a friend to come with us. So Jet-Set Tot had a solution, “Let’s just give it to someone at the park!” For a young mind, it was the perfect suggestion. We shall pay-it-forward and give it to someone as a surprise and brighten their day. I spotted a family where the brother and sister had to use their own money they saved for the admittance tickets. So I walked up to the parents and asked if they would mind if I gifted our extra ticket. This way, the children would only have to buy one ticket instead of two and spend half their money. Not only did the parents happily accept, but their children and Jet-Set Tot learned a big lesson in kindness that day. All of the kids were overjoyed, AND on top of it, a complete stranger who overheard the whole thing asked if he could purchase a ticket for the other child!
That day will be etched in my heart and mind forever. I will never forget the smiles on the faces of those children. I will never forget the appreciation of their parents. I will never forget the generosity of the stranger that chimed in, and I will never forget how much fun The Jet-Set Family had that day at LEGOLAND.
Nicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa & Moonfrye.com, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
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Social Media Disclosure: I was provided passes to LEGOLAND #gratis.