Countdown is sitting at one and I really think we’re going to make it this time!! We’ve cancelled two trips this year and I am honestly a little pinching-myself-excited that it looks like we’re WDW bound in about 26 hours. I’ve cycled through a lot of emotions this past week…going around and around with myself in true 2020 decision making fashion…but DH is on board with our trip and I feel comfortable with the decision to go forward with our plans.
Our kids don’t know we’re going yet. I have done everything I can to wait until the last possible moment to tell them in case someone wakes up tomorrow morning with a fever and we have to kill the trip in a horrible, devastating fashion. Currently I am trying to convince my 10 and 8 year olds that we need to get our entire homeschool day for today AND Thursday completed TODAY as well as be 100% prepared for their Monday end of quarter tests before I drop them off for school in the morning. Without letting them on to what is going on. I’ll let y’all know how that ends up going…
With all that set up, here are the trip details:
Who? Myself and my four kids (DD10, DS8, DD6 - who may at some point in this trip may be referred to as DD7 for ride configuration purposes and DD4)
When? December 8-16
Where? 7 nights in a 1 bedroom PV at The Riviera (swoon!! So thrilled! That gorgeous place!)
Wednesday: Drop kids off at school, pack all the things, pick kids up and head to the airport. Arrive mid-evening and hopefully take a scenic ride in the Skyliner. Grab a treat at Primo Piatto.
Thursday: Mid-morning breakfast at GF Cafe, walk to MK, MK till close
Saturday: HS w/ Sci-Fi lunch plus afternoon break, Oga’s in the evening
Sunday: AK w/ long break at Nomad + Sanaa for lunch
Monday: Topolino’s brunch, Epcot
Tuesday: HS w/ H&V lunch and afternoon shakes at B&C
Wednesday: RD MK, lunch at Skipper’s, home
My hope for this trip is to have some time to simply enjoy my kids. They (along with everyone’s else’s children I’m sure) have had to endure something this year I never did as a child. They have handled it much better than me most of the time. I am so excited to treat them to a week of Christmas overload - and planning to say yes to most any treat they ask for. I am trying to go in with reasonable expectations - knowing that we will have to take more breaks than normal, that they will get tired of wearing masks all the time, and remembering that I am taking four children to Disney by myself and that there is a reason most people don’t do that! It’ll be fun and frustrating at times I’m sure but I can’t wait!!