This Disney Trip was the most exausting both physicaly and mentaly. I love the kids but, wow! We had so many meltdowns this year. Overall the kids had a great time (I think) and the now five year old did so much better with the characters this year. She also lead the way in meltdowns. It was hot for most of the week so I am sure that is part of it. Again this year my boy was probalby the best (he had his moments too) but he is pretty much a go with the flow kind of kid. He by far is our roller coaster rider and he loved all the ones he rode. One of the things I am glad we got to do was the Pirate League at the Magic Kingdom. All three of the kids enjoyed their pirate makeover and I am so sad it is closing. The people were great and were wonderful with our three “priates to be”. Especially the little one. She is very shy and did not talk much but she so enjoyed getting her nails painted and her hair braided. She thought she was a princess and not a pirate in the making.
Our next Disney Trip with kids is inching closer and closer. This year I am letting the kids pick a theme for our shirts for one of the days we are at Disney. We have Villians, Star Wars, and Princesses. These themes do not surprise me one bit. I’m just not one hundred precent sure how I am going to do each theme. We have now rented a 12 passanger van so we can all ride together and only have one car. This should be fun. This trip we really will be a bus. I hope the kids think it is an adventure. We have not officially told them we are going to Disney yet so everything we say is “if we go back to Disney”. Although the four year old did tell my dad the other week Disney Hotels are her favorite. Me too little one, me too. This year we are staying at Coronado Springs. I will get them to my favorite (Port Orleans Riverside) one of these days. Put I know one thing for sure we will not be going back to Pop Century or any resort that has the Skyliner.
I guess it is a good sign you are helping to raise them to be Disney Loving Kids when the four year old requests to go stay at the Disney Hotel after you pick her up from day care. Melt my heart moment.
This will be my last post about it I promise. I just have a few more things I have to get off my chest, so sorry. The two things that bother me most about this whole thing: are not that they went to Disney without us, heck we are going without them in a few weeks. One that after all the planning and money I put out to go in October I did not even get a “thanks for your hard work” or a “sorry that we had to cancel all your hard work”. I had the perfect trip planned for those kids and now there are down there half butting it. The other thing is she didn’t even have the nerve to tell us she was going, we had to find out from my aunt that she and the kids were going with my uncle. How nervy is that? After my parents paid for almost everything last year when we went to Florida in October and the Smoky Mountains for Thanksgiving. We have never hidden any of our vacation plans. I’m done with her. I will be civil for the kid’s sake and my cousin’s but I am done otherwise.