Ticket to Ride

May 26, 2008 2 By archshrk
Climb the Matterhorn

It’s all a matter of inches.

In the Olympics, they measure winners in milliseconds, inches, and fractions of points. So when you set the bar for a requirement, you best be sure it’s exactly what you want.

For those of you who’ve never seen my son, Corbin, in person let me share with you a little fact. He’s a big boy. I’m not talking “fat little Budda baby” big I mean, giant killer baby you see in Weekly World News. he was born 8lbs-3ozs and 21 inches long. He’s now around 20lbs and 29 inches long. And he’s not even 6-months old yet. He’s wearing 12-month clothing and is bigger than many 18-month olds we know. We’ll be handing down his clothes to people who originally gave us their hand-me-downs. He outgrew his infant carrier car-seat a month ago and just keeps growing.

So now that you have an idea about what life with Corbin is like, there is a bright side. It’s not all about outgrowing clothes and breaking our backs to pick him up, because soon, very soon, he’ll be 35″ tall. That’s a mere 6″ away. What’s so special about 35″? That’s the Height Requirement to ride the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland. Yes folks, Corbin is almost big enough to ride the Matterhorn – too bad he can’t sit up straight yet, but hey, that’s not one of their requirements. See you at the Happiest Place on Earth.