So, I am laughing so hard right now because my husband is standing in front of me with the most perplexed look on his face. I am trying my best to explain things to him about how things work with this WDW/Universal planning, and he is accusing me (in a humorous way) and saying "NOBODY DOES THIS".!!! NOBODY looks at where to eat, and when or what to ride. NOBODY could possibly spend as many hours a week doing this. I tease him by trying to have conversations with him using 'Disney Abbreviations". He stares at me like I've joined a cult of some sort. Coming from Australia, we only really have one chance to get it right.
In between laughing so hard, (because I have no words to explain it all to him simply) I attempt to get to the computer to show him that there is in fact other humans like me who are devoting hours upon hours to research and personalise and prepare their plans.
It is a whole new world that opened up to me when I got my subscription recently. I really needed this, because I was becoming all too aware via all the research I was doing, that this holiday is like no other. Really, Really... like no other.
Therefore, I am so grateful to have 6 month to continue tweaking details, and I know it will be so worthwhile by the time our trip comes in late September. I also know that my hubby and 2 daughters will never know the difference,,,, they will never know what it 'could' have been like if I didn't plan. This doesn't matter to me as much,,, it is the time spent as a family, creating amazing memories and seeing their smiling faces that matters. I'm quite astounded at how much time planning "the trip" actually takes... but then again, it is all my personal planning. Other people might not spend as much time doing this - it has kind of turned into a hobby. I am aware that I must use it as a 'guide' and not as a strict timetable as such. I think they are all scared off by looking at the times written on the touring plans. They cannot believe that it says I will arrive at Space Mountain at 9.17am etc. It is hard to explain to them how the plans work,,, and that they won't be told when to toilet themselves etc. !!! I think they think I've gone crazy.
I shall continue what I am doing, and they will continue to watch me do it. But, I know that they all don't quite GET IT.
I would just like to give everyone who contributes their thoughts, opinions and answering to all the questions a huge THANK YOU, as it makes me feel a lot less alone in organising the most amazing trip of our lives. Its very special.