Excuse me, y’all. I’ve spent the last week car shopping (Q: how do you make a Disney trip look cheap?) and I have not done any planning at all besides finally caving and ordering tickets from UT. They were the scratch-off kind so I did not do any scratching off until I’d bought trip insurance, because I’m paranoid that way.
So now I presumably have to make a bunch of decisions around 7 a.m. tomorrow and I will be (a) getting the kids to school (they still don’t know!) and (b) completely unprepared. I haven’t figured out anything about what I want, other than of the four people going, I may be the only person who wants to do the big rides. I know I’m going to try for 7DMT, TSM, and Enchanted Tales with Belle, and otherwise I don’t have a clue what to try for.
Going to spend tonight reading the Unofficial Guide (I bought a Kindle edition, which has already come in handy more than once to show maps to my dad. “But So-and-so said maybe the Yacht and Beach Club?..” “DAD. We are AT THE WILDERNESS LODGE. IT WILL BE FINE. Here let me show you on this convenient map how close WL is to MK.”) and figuring what rides I want to try and grab. If nothing else, it’ll be better than checking to see if a Kia Sedona with the right safety features has magically appeared on AutoTrader.
This trip is actually starting to feel real! I’ve been trying not to get myself too hyped – my dad’s full of warnings that he won’t be able to help much with the kids, so it’s going to be pretty tiring for me, and I know that Disney wants all of my money and then some, and also Disney knows more tricks about getting me to buy things than I do about not buying things. All fair. Still, it’s fun to have some hype. Thank y’all for providing me the space to talk about this!