Ticket to Ride

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.

2 thoughts on “Ticket to Ride

  1. You are not actually going to take him on that speeding bumpy monstrosity are you? I’d stick with the Finding Nemo ride for the little guy.

  2. Wow, you’ve got an overachiever on your hands there! And he probably will be, because most people expect more of bigger kids/adults, even if they are no older than their smaller peers. He may break a world record for being the youngest person to ride the Matterhorn, too! Awesome!!

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