This is not my 1st rodeo, with this situation. Last trip 7 inlaws announced they wanted to join our trip, ahem. That is, last minute (touring plan speak for 25 days out). I did all my wigging out last trip, so that’s out of the way haha.
They did say they only wanted to meet w us outside of parks, interesting. Wanted to join our adrs, also interesting. 1/2 didn’t show up, other 1/2 showed up in park, so we could all do the “wing” dance that day haha! At least the 4 that did show up (mid morn) were fun to be with, so the day worked out ok. Also, we were able to get extra fpps that eve, since they left around 4pm, whateves.
I was just recently commenting on @missoverexcited’s thread how we managed to survive a similar situation to her’s, tho ours was for a very short time.
Well, here we go again. Sigh. Suddenly, at 45 days out, 9 of them have decided to join our group of 9. So now I’m to add 9 more people to adr for brunch at GF on a Sunday. So far added 4 more, will keep looking for additonal 5.
PLEASE SEND PIXIEDUST!
How lucky we are to have the venting valve here on Forum and Chat. My immediate fam think I’m staying very calm over this this year. You guys know the real truth haha.
The clincher tho is that they (very softly) asked: could we all get together somewhere, on that Saturday? Arghh. Told Ddil, sorry, no. It’s the 1 day in HS, fpps are made (snagged an SDD), it’s a very very early morn to preRD b/c new rides etc. Told her we’ll definitely need our afternoon rest, esp for the kiddos, since it will be 1 of only 2 late park nights.
Hope I’m not sounding too snarky. If I do, please know that I left these possible grouchy comments to vent with you guys, I know you understand.
I was actually very calm when Ddil was telling me all this. They’re actually her extended fam, and so I was very nice. And she’s very nice, really a sweetheart. So we’re staying pretty zen so far haha.