Thursday, June 11, 2009

Disney Dreaming

All of a sudden, I want to take the kids to Disney World. They've never been, and Mike and I agreed a while ago that we would make the trip once the kids can remember it. I've been twice, once in the second grade, and once in the ninth. Funny how bad memories have a way of sticking around. My parents surprised my sister and I with the trip to Disney, they woke us up one morning and said we were on our way. We missed a week of school, and when we came back, I was all excited to tell my teacher all about it. She said she didn't want to hear about any trip that I went on when I should have been in school. I'm still stunned. Looking back I think that was the "lets try one more time" trip before my parents went ahead with the divorce. But that's another story.

The ninth grade trip was fab, I went down with my high school marching band, I played the flute. We took a bus down, stayed in a hotel, and our band marched in a parade through Disney. That was my first taste of freedom from my parents, and I have much, much better memories from that one.

So as I said, lately I really want to take the kids to Disney. The looove all the movies, and we can't leave the Disney Store without buying something. But since we're a one income family at the moment, a trip to Florida is a luxury. I think I'm feeling guilty because so many of our friends, and Luke's friends have made the trip not once, but numerous times. One little boy has been ELEVEN times and he's five! We're hearing about all the new exhibits they have, for Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, I know that L&E would lose their minds we went. A friend of mine lives in Orlando, and has offered to have us stay with him, but he has cats, and I am terribly allergic to cats.

I finally found out why someone always dies in a Disney Movie. My Mom just saw "Up" in 3D, and said how sad it is in the beginning. Turns out that Walt Disney lost his mother at a very young age. So he wanted to show that you can find happiness after tragedy. I guess that makes sense, but I still have to fast forward the scene in the Lion King when Mufasa dies.


Jacqueline said...

I agree about the kids remembering Disney. We are going to wait til my 3 year old can remember it. May a year or two.
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Unknown said...

Ryan and Noah haven't been, and my parents live in Tampa!! We are also waiting until Noah is old enough...maybe next year.

On another HS marching band did the Disney thing too!! So fun (especially the crazy bus trip!)

Rae Ann said...

We are in the same position. My younger child is still a little young to remember it, so I guess we still have time to save up.

I'm following you from the MBC Under 100 Club. I look forward to reading more!

State of Mind said...

I am so with you on having the Disney Bug. We wanted to go this year but we are also on a single income budget right now so it looks like it will have to wait. So glad you found me. I look forward to getting to know you. Sounds like we have a lot in common.