Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Disney World

I have a foggy memory of the summer.  Isabella had just turned four and Arya was but a wee blob of a baby.  "Mommy, can we go back to Disney World?"  Isabella's tiny voice asked.  Andy just laughed and said, "We have no money, go and ask grandpa!"

He was clearly joking, but Grandpa said yes!  We decided to go during my Easter recess (one of the most crowded times I know, but the only other option was summer break and the last time we went around the Fourth of July it was a sauna).  I remember thinking that it would be so much fun at Disney World with an almost 5 year old and an almost one year old.

Now I have an almost one year old and I'm a little worried about the fun part!

Not that Arya isn't great...she totally is, but she's really into crawling all over the place, putting everything in her mouth, and being generally displeased with the word "no".

I looked up all sorts of fun things for babies to do at DW and she can do tons of stuff, ride a lot of rides, see a lot of shows, cry and meltdown, be shuttled around for naps.

I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed at the amount of laundry I have to do.  Laundry by nature is a fucking bitch because unless you do it completely naked you're never really done. Since the weather here varies between freezing ice cold and tolerably frigid, I have to wash all of my spring and summer clothes.  All of Andy's spring and summer clothes.  Plus spring and summer clothes for both little girls.  Plus whatever crappy winter clothes that we have to still wear because it's never getting warm...ever!

Then there's the plane ride.  Isabella's a non-issue because she really is such a good girl and I could throw on Frozen on repeat and she'd be quiet all damn day.  It's that little one that's going to give us a run for our money.  Grandma better pull her weight on this trip.

All in all we're going to have a magical time.  DW is the best place ever.  The first time I took Isabella there she was just a smidge over two and I remember standing on Main Street with tears streaming down my cheeks because I was so in awe and so emotional over seeing all that magic and reliving my own childhood through her that I couldn't contain my joy...so I cried...like a baby...in front of a million tourists.

It's going to be epic.


christa@mommeetmom.com said...

Epic indeed!

(You're braver than I am - I couldn't imagine taking a one year old!)

Angela said...

We leave next Friday for DW with my five and two year old. I'm excited but a little anxious too about how it will all go.
Angela @ Time with A & N

Madonna said...

We were considering going this year, but I think we will wait until next year to go. E wouldn't be a problem, but I can't take Alec on a plane right now and expect him to not pull his sister's hair, grab at someone's glasses, or throw a tantrum and piss every other passenger off. Hope you have a good trip!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

We love Disney World!

We're going back March 2015. Can't wait.

AwesomelyOZ said...

Lol crying in front of a million tourists- how priceless. At least you were crying for a good reason. :) How fun it must be to go, the anticipation must be building up! Have a great time!!! Happy Hump Day Melissa! -Iva

Ashley said...

It will be great!! We just took my 7 year old, 5 year old, 2 year old and almost 1 year old. It was so much fun and the kids had a blast (and so I did I). We managed to get the stomach flu and couldn't fly home because we were unable to stand up and move so we had to stay in Florida a few extra days. Even with the flu I would do it again!! :)

Meeghan Mousaw said...

Aww, have so much fun. It will be epic! We went last June with our 7-5-3-and 1 year old... I definitely will never go again in the summer -or, really any time it is crowded. But, we all had a great time. You just have to know your limits... We had grandma and grandpa too - so, often times they took the wee ones so that the older ones could have more fun.

Melissa G. said...

Braver or insane?

Melissa G. said...

We never go anywhere without grandma!

EstheticGoddess said...

You guys will have a ball no matter what! Enjoy!

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