So it happened. We were THAT family


#1

Uh oh. What happened?
1:59pm on 3/11/15 by mclingham

?
2:06pm on 3/11/15 by deejason


#2

Epic meltdown?
2:10pm on 3/11/15 by Sorcerers_Apprentice

What happened?
2:17pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey020352

Do tell, we will listen and not judge.
2:19pm on 3/11/15 by 58breezy

Family of the day??
2:19pm on 3/11/15 by Tweedledee

The ones standing at a halt in the middle of the path trying to read the map?
2:22pm on 3/11/15 by B-squared

Uh-oh! Flash photography? IPad at parade? Looking for Larry at the front of the line? What did y'all do??
2:23pm on 3/11/15 by iWannaBeAprincess

Epic meltdown. By my mother.
2:26pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Uh,oh.
2:27pm on 3/11/15 by pamperedpup

She picked a table outside and the rest of us wanted to be inside. She came in yelling and cussing. Half of us moved to another table. Then a CM came and solid by the table to monitor her.
2:29pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Ooooohhh, that sucks. My mother had a huge meltdown a few years ago at epcot during illuminations. My bro and i grabbed another glass of wine for her and gave her some space
2:29pm on 3/11/15 by mclingham


#3

Didja buy mom a stiff drink?
2:30pm on 3/11/15 by SecretAgentMinnie

Oh, btw, we are TOTALLY sympathetic behind our suppressed giggles. Truly.
2:32pm on 3/11/15 by SecretAgentMinnie

Oh boy...
2:39pm on 3/11/15 by disneydreams4

So sorry!!! Good luck with the rest of your day!
2:41pm on 3/11/15 by B-squared

To answer a previous question - yes, split up from the family! Don't spend every moment together
2:44pm on 3/11/15 by MagicMN

Epcot was my moms melt down point .
2:45pm on 3/11/15 by disneyauntlisa

Oh dear, hope all settled down now
2:45pm on 3/11/15 by Justkeepswimming

Oh, no....hope all is good. Get everyone a Mickey bar, stat !!
2:45pm on 3/11/15 by Jayzeeduck

It's not a WDW vacation til someone melts down!
2:46pm on 3/11/15 by evamarie320

Wow - CM monitoring. Hope you enjoy the rest of the day.
2:47pm on 3/11/15 by retireat50

Oh no. Those mothers are trouble. Hope the rest of your day & trip go smoother & less embarrassing
2:48pm on 3/11/15 by 3bergerboys

Take a deep breath... you're in Disney! :slight_smile:
2:50pm on 3/11/15 by iWannaBeAprincess

My sister took her back to the hotel and the rest of us are now searching for hidden mickeys in other resorts.
2:58pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Keep in mind that nobody knows you.
3:02pm on 3/11/15 by HottyToddyfans

Little bit of Disney Magic :slight_smile: at the poly and they just gave me a lei made from real flowers. It smells lovely - and just the nice smile I needed to brighten my day.
3:03pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

It happens. It's not the brightest part of the trip but just know we've all experienced some type of similar situation. Whether it's a baby that's d.o.n.e, a spouse that doesn't "get Disney", or a parent. It's ok! We're here :slight_smile:
3:06pm on 3/11/15 by PixieMinnie4

Is her picture behind the register @ Cosmic Ray now?
3:09pm on 3/11/15 by WhoIsThisHans

Its over now and before long you'll be able to laugh about it. :slight_smile:
3:11pm on 3/11/15 by jrkpmom

Well, months from now you will probably all laugh and then joke about it for years to come. The CM monitoring - bonus for your laughs. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
3:14pm on 3/11/15 by Bymers2000

My mother also had a meltdown. Dd(then)5 wanted to be a zombie Cinderella for mnsshp. On our walk to MK she totally flipped, cussing and yelling that her dressing like that was disrespectful & would scare other kids. She made dd remove her makeup & she...
3:15pm on 3/11/15 by shyviolet1983

...was so upset she tried running away :frowning:
3:15pm on 3/11/15 by shyviolet1983

Glad you were able to move on And smell the roses literally! We just got back from a meltdown at a museum, so it happens everywhere!
3:17pm on 3/11/15 by Spaceship Earthling

My meltdown: I missed the boat leaving DHS on an 85 degree star wars weekend day, the year Star Tours reopened. It was our last full day, I was exhausted; sat down at the boat launch to wait for the next boat.*
5:24pm on 3/11/15 by SorcererKelly

*Leaned back and put my hand in goose poop, then got up in horror and realized I was sitting in it. I freaked, cried, and my DH (then be) convinced me to walk back to BCV. He held my contaminated hand the whole way back. Best husband ever.
5:26pm on 3/11/15 by SorcererKelly

It's ok we forgot diapers for the niece and had a poop explosion in the parking lot and had to use a plastic grocery bag on the way home. It was awesome!
5:27pm on 3/11/15 by heatherburks

I hope your evening is better. I feel for you.
5:29pm on 3/11/15 by bwalker75


#4

My MIL had an epic meltdown in EPCOT. Our family named the area she had her little tantrum as her tantrum place. Now years later we use that as a reference point. She had no clue why we refer to that place like that lol
5:29pm on 3/11/15 by cobia

Oh, heather, you win! And now I'm laughing. Yes, we all melt down!
5:30pm on 3/11/15 by PackTheCar

Thought things were getting better but went to dinner and she asked for her own table.
5:32pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Update: that is her in the background at our dinner reservations in the Maya Grill. 20150311_171256.jpeg
5:37pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Oh boy!!! Hopefully she will be better....
5:37pm on 3/11/15 by Debbyluvsdisney

Shoot! How do I add pictures to this?
5:38pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

you can't directly post pics here. Have to use imgur or instagram or twitter
5:39pm on 3/11/15 by alitig1

Uh Oh, she is has still not recovered? I think you all should give her a big hug. Even if she doesn't really deserve it behavior-wise. Cause she's your mom
5:44pm on 3/11/15 by BearsMom2011

Oh wow @ Mickey4.0. Hopefully she will get over it soon. :frowning:
5:44pm on 3/11/15 by Supercalifragilist-256098

My meltdown last year was when my DD25 and her fiance were late (for the umpteenth time) and we were waiting for a HS boat outside BW. Boat came. DH said we were leaving, they could meet us at HS. So I got on the boat. By the time we had made the loop....
5:45pm on 3/11/15 by BearsMom2011

Maybe you should leave her at the hotel for the evening? Does she drink? Maybe she needs one. Or I guess you could have one.
5:46pm on 3/11/15 by bwalker75

Is she thinking "We are in Florida instead of the snow and I want to enjoy the lovely weather" because my mom does that. I don't have a problem with her sitting outside.
5:47pm on 3/11/15 by alitig1

holy crap. it seriously takes a lot of energy to continue to be madforthethat long. I'm sorry this has happened. at least know that most of us stress identifying instead of laughing at you.
5:48pm on 3/11/15 by pteal

...to Swalphin, I was in tears. I jumped off the boat and ran back to BW, texting DD that we would meet them where the walking path began. DH realized that my momma genes were not going to go away just because our DD is all grwon up. (BTW...
5:48pm on 3/11/15 by BearsMom2011

...she lives half a country away and we only se her three or four times a year. And this was her birthday trip.) Otherwise, it was a great trip!
5:49pm on 3/11/15 by BearsMom2011

I think our mothers save it up for years and purposely pitch fits in public to pay us back for when we were kids. Hope it gets better for you!
5:56pm on 3/11/15 by leifamy

@ Mickey4.0. Can u politely ask her to calm down? Explain it's a happy vacation blah blah. I've got a lunatic mom who can't relax so she gets angry and anxious. Dole whips cure bad memory makers.
5:57pm on 3/11/15 by TinkerbellNGrumpy

Hot toddy is totally right. Nobody knows you. I grew up in a "we are that family" and didn't know normal until I was an adult. Funny memories but I can totally cringe for you. ***
6:03pm on 3/11/15 by Sweaty Cheese

"If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy", is a true statement. Squinch your eyes, take a swig, deep breath, Whisper: " I cannot control her, but she will not control this."
6:06pm on 3/11/15 by Sweaty Cheese

Great advice @ Sweaty Cheese!
6:10pm on 3/11/15 by Supercalifragilist-256098

Wonderful advice
6:12pm on 3/11/15 by WhoIsThisHans

I ha Eva feeling my dad is gonna be the party popper on our trip - why is there always one in every family??..?.
6:16pm on 3/11/15 by Essexem22

Look at it this way-think of all the jokes you'll get to make about her needing a monitor! LOL
6:26pm on 3/11/15 by Peter Pannie13

My 74 yr old Mother lost it on a bus when there were 5 teenage boys sitting and she had to stand. There was no escape. We were packed in like sardines. Can't really say I blame her.
6:32pm on 3/11/15 by DuchessandMarie

Oh, that reminds me. My mother pulled a nutty one night waiting for bus back from mk. Loudly complaining about bus being held up so a scooter could get on. Packed line, nowhere to hide
6:41pm on 3/11/15 by mclingham

"Pulled a nutty"
6:50pm on 3/11/15 by WhoIsThisHans

That's a good phrase
6:52pm on 3/11/15 by WhoIsThisHans

OMG too much! I want to see the pic lol. I feel for you!!!!
6:55pm on 3/11/15 by LaurenInWonderland

@DuchessandMarie, I hope that those 5 teenage boys felt bad. Good for her!
6:56pm on 3/11/15 by Peter Pannie13

Love that quote @sweaty!
6:56pm on 3/11/15 by Healtheducator


#5

This thread is great!
7:01pm on 3/11/15 by djohnson1020

Must be a thing with MIL and buses. Mine tantrumed and tried to threaten a bus driver. I pushed DH in to intervene. He and I were the last off the bus and apologized profusely to the driver. Sorry @ mickey for your trouble.
7:03pm on 3/11/15 by wdwwed11

You guys are all scaring me now! My dad and his fianc
7:05pm on 3/11/15 by tprzela

Yikes! Where did that box come from? **soon to be wife
7:06pm on 3/11/15 by tprzela

Let's try again...anyway, my dad is joining us in June for a bit and I think I might be adding a story or two to thus very post! (Stupid iPhone doesn't wanna play nice with Chat)
7:08pm on 3/11/15 by tprzela

"Pulled a nutty," "plastic bag diaper," "CM monitor," and "tantrum place!!!" Killing me here!!! =) Hope things get better for you, Mickey4.0-but see!? You are not alone. We are here with you! =)
7:09pm on 3/11/15 by totalkid

Hysterical thread!
7:20pm on 3/11/15 by erin_liz

I have given my mom chances. Never WDW but I did let her into my 3rd c section. Thought I gave her a "true gift". She was kicked out by the OBGYN and anestisiologist. Can't take her anywhere.
7:26pm on 3/11/15 by Sweaty Cheese

Thanks @13annie. They wouldn't even look up at us. Who knows if they even understood English.
7:29pm on 3/11/15 by DuchessandMarie

Laughing so hard as some of these remind me of my mother. She's gone now and I would give anything to have to endure one of her little hissy fits. :slight_smile:
7:33pm on 3/11/15 by barbi400

Some people who can't control every little thing lose their ever lovin minds.
7:34pm on 3/11/15 by ktmom

This made my day... This is why I avoid my MIL at all costs!
7:35pm on 3/11/15 by pixiemama

I love "pulled a nutty". This is going to become a goal to pay my kids back!! Seriously, sorry it's been a bad day.. But she's probably more tired than you may realize. I suggest sleep :slight_smile:
7:37pm on 3/11/15 by KathrynP

Oh my gosh! So sorry you have to deal with this!!
7:39pm on 3/11/15 by BelleXoXo


#6

Not public, but DDad kept texting DD5 and me, asking when we'd be back on the 24hr day last year. Entered MK at 10, first text at 11:40. By 1:30 he texted, "think you overdid the MK." Next "who'll get up with the boy?"(DS2). Ummm...DH who went to bed @10!
7:41pm on 3/11/15 by teacupspinner

Dd and I left MK at 5:30 am! I got up with DS! The world was lovely! silly daddy!
7:42pm on 3/11/15 by teacupspinner

When Moms have meltdowns, don't miss the opportunity. "Little lady, knock it off or you are getting a timeout"
7:48pm on 3/11/15 by Elaine5715

So sympathetic. Went with family in 2013. Huge fight with mom. Stressful next couple of days. We are fine mow, however DH has declared NO more extended family vacations. We go us and our kids. Hoping things get better.
7:49pm on 3/11/15 by JustKeepDreaming77

*now
7:50pm on 3/11/15 by JustKeepDreaming77

Well this was a good reality reminder thread. Going with extended fam in May and I am sure something along these lines is bound to happen. Hope your night gets better and better @Mickey, we're all here for you :slight_smile:
7:54pm on 3/11/15 by HipsterMinnie

My Mom and MIL share a room together and help balance each other out. It usually works pretty well.
8:10pm on 3/11/15 by Married2Dopey4Life

Oh dear! I will never travel to WDW again with my parents due to similar issues. Sorry you had to deal with this!
8:22pm on 3/11/15 by Star Wisher

Thanks for all the support all. It has truly helped save my day. What was funny was she insisted that her single table be right next to us but where she couldn't see us. The poor CM and waiter didn't know what to think. We are watching parade now
8:30pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Thanks for all the support all. It has truly helped save my day. What was funny was she insisted that her single table be right next to us but where she couldn't see us. The poor CM and waiter didn't know what to think. We are watching parade now
8:30pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

She is in her room. (Tip if you hit reply twice it posts twice)
8:31pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0


#7

This is why I prefer to go with only my husband a DD. (Cuz I'm sort of the boss on vacations)
8:33pm on 3/11/15 by ktmom

Mickey4.0 I apologize but I have to type sfl because these posts have been do good. U will be my hero if u post pic of the table for one.
8:52pm on 3/11/15 by pteal

Finally got Instagram to work. You have to kinda look on the left she blends in a bit in her striped shirt.
8:58pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

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9:02pm on 3/11/15 by ladyulrike

Me too @lady - we need some liner tech support!
9:04pm on 3/11/15 by tprzela

This is a great thread! Both my mom and mil are fun to travel with. It's my dh who has been known to pitch a fit!
9:05pm on 3/11/15 by notTHEStacey


#8

Haha! Awesome picture! Sorry to be laughing at your pain.
9:08pm on 3/11/15 by notTHEStacey

Oh my. Too funny
9:09pm on 3/11/15 by WhoIsThisHans

My DH pitched his fit at the very last possible moment on our first trip. We had late (8:30pm?) flight out of MCO. Both DD2 and DD4 fell asleep on DME (of course). Woke them up, went through security. I took DDs into the ladies' room and wrangled
9:10pm on 3/11/15 by Melissafent

Too funny- I will probably be in your shoes though in about 80 days!
9:11pm on 3/11/15 by tprzela

TWO EXHAUSTED LITTLE KIDS out of clothes and into pull-ups and pajamas for plane in a tiny stall. We came out to DH having conniption because "they are about to start boarding the plane, and I like to be ready."
9:11pm on 3/11/15 by Melissafent

Ha! That photo is hilarious!! Good luck @mickey! Hope tomorrow will be better. You just gotta try to laugh, and like elsa, let it go, as hard as that can be. (Been there too!!)
9:11pm on 3/11/15 by B-squared

This is hilarious because we can all relate one way or another. I'm very laid back and don't get how some people freak out over petty stuff. Let it rooooollllllll. So much nicer. :-). Pixie dust to you. Oh geez, are you guys traveling home together ?
9:12pm on 3/11/15 by Hitchhikingghosts

Yeah, the Disney trips take a lot out of you. Love them, but someone always goes crazy by the end!
9:13pm on 3/11/15 by Melissafent

That is a pretty funny pic. I am afraid that I will be in a similar situation on my next trip but with my ex who is going because our dd is going. And my dad will be there too. I'm sure it'll be interesting. Luckily my bff is going to.
9:15pm on 3/11/15 by ladyulrike

Great to see you working to handle this with sine levity. kudos for sharing the pic too. it's so absurd its funny.
9:17pm on 3/11/15 by pteal

@hitchhikingghosts we are flying home together all in one row on the airplane tomorrow. Then an hour and a half car ride home once we get of the plane. It promises to be an experience
9:20pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Spike a drink with some benadryl lol
9:22pm on 3/11/15 by Hitchhikingghosts

Wowza! :slight_smile: @Mickey, maybe a good night's sleep will help!!
9:23pm on 3/11/15 by WeHave2GoBack

I hope she stays calm on the plane. Not so good things happen when people get up-ity during flights lol.
9:24pm on 3/11/15 by Hitchhikingghosts


#9

Maybe she needed a nap? That always helps my melt downs. :slight_smile: Hope tomorrow is a happier day!!
10:38pm on 3/11/15 by PackFan0202

Mickey, I hope that you can all laugh about this... soon. This thread has really made me giggle today :slight_smile:
10:45pm on 3/11/15 by KathrynP

Believe it or not I've been laughing since the single table.
10:46pm on 3/11/15 by Mickey4.0

Keep smiling @Mickey4.0... ❊☆ºoº.•:¨¨:•.ºoº☆❊☆ºoº.•:¨¨:•.ºoº☆❊
10:50pm on 3/11/15 by BeachmomSparklePants

PLEASE say u will keep us updated tomorrow??! This is one of the most fun threads ever! Lol
11:29pm on 3/11/15 by Peter Pannie13

I'm very sorry u are having to go thru that though :wink:
11:29pm on 3/11/15 by Peter Pannie13

Aw, hang in there! I don't know what I enjoyed more, the fact that there a dozen empty tables around you or your DS's expression- that's a keeper!
11:37pm on 3/11/15 by Chick-a-Jen Falls

Best part of the picture: your child laughing.. lol
11:40pm on 3/11/15 by bluespiano42

Soo funny! Good luck tomorrow! Loving all these stories. They are making me giggle
11:46pm on 3/11/15 by RRCfanatic

Thanks to everyone who has posted their stories. I don't have any WDW meltdown tales, but these are priceless!
11:50pm on 3/11/15 by RhaevynFae

I gotta know who took that picture!
11:50pm on 3/11/15 by LuvMuppets

@Mickey: you must buy yourself a really, really, really nice present when you get home! Safe travels!
12:17am on 3/12/15 by joeyjojojuniorshabadoo

Just snuggled into bed and read this thread. Trying very hard not to giggle bc it shakes the bed and annoys DH. So funny though!!!
12:30am on 3/12/15 by polymamma

Very funny thread! I'm going to WDW in August with my 3 kids, their spouses and SO's, and my grandaughter. If anyone is going to pull a nutty, it is going to be one of the kids! Or all of them! :slight_smile: I'll keep you posted.
1:10am on 3/12/15 by grammyrita

We went last year with 24 people and my DD42 pulled a nutty over us walking ahead of her. I had no idea who she was at that point.
7:33am on 3/12/15 by Debbyluvsdisney

Sometimes everyone needs a nap. Hope today goes smoothly :slight_smile:
7:54am on 3/12/15 by HappyKaren

Seriously awesome thread! That pic of her sitting around the corner from u guys is classic! Thx for sharing!
8:31am on 3/12/15 by mjsmomma

That picture will give you so many laughs in the future - it is hilarious! Hope the rest of vacation goes better!!
8:34am on 3/12/15 by malinMN

Hope today is better. My mom met us for one day in WDW,uninvited...i feel your pain!!!!
8:43am on 3/12/15 by katiesmom2003

Hoping you have a better day today! ❊☆ºoº.•:¨¨:•.ºoº☆❊☆ºoº.•:¨¨:•.ºoº☆❊
8:45am on 3/12/15 by BeachmomSparklePants

In line to board Allegiant flight to Sanford, my kids young (3&5) but super easy travelers, no need for early boarding... Which is good, b/c Alleg does extended tiered boarding, so 94% of the passengers got on before us....*
8:56am on 3/12/15 by mossmacl

Oh my gosh, that pic is gonna have me cracking up all day--we've all been there! Here's hoping for pixie dust today!
8:58am on 3/12/15 by sunnyabby

*... During which, the ENTIRE TIME, my 71 year old mother excoriating the poor gate agents because it's unfair that we "paid good money" for our tickets and we should get on first because she's old and we have little kids. Yelling, cussing...**
8:58am on 3/12/15 by mossmacl


#10

**... I hid with the kids as far away as I could. There was no controlling her. I was mortified... AND THEN THE SAME HAPPENED ON THE WAY HOME. I tried to tell her it's not them, they don't make the policies. (She needed a CM monitor, too, I think!)
9:00am on 3/12/15 by mossmacl

Love all the stories.
9:05am on 3/12/15 by disneyhardin

@mickey, awesome pic!!! Is it just the three of you? I hope you have some backup
9:12am on 3/12/15 by mclingham

This thread was awesome! Love the pic! Makes me think immediately family only for Disney trips is the way to go!
10:04am on 3/12/15 by larasale

great thread, haha and great pic @Mickey
10:20am on 3/12/15 by britto

So sorry for what you are dealing with @Mickey but I have to say that this has been one of the most entertaining threads in a long time. May today go smoothly for you all.
10:28am on 3/12/15 by mickyzzzzz05

Awesome thread...hope everything is going smoother today !! Keep smiling !
10:43am on 3/12/15 by Jayzeeduck

My MiL is guilty of "pulling a nutty" often enough that we are NOT going on a cruise with them next year...taking our own. :slight_smile:
10:43am on 3/12/15 by Jayzeeduck

Morning update: sister left a day early to get away from from the 'fun'. DS11 was staying in room with mom and sister but mom locked him out of the room so he spent the night with us in our room.
10:50am on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

Mom called at 6 in the morning wanting to know why we didn't let DS sleep in his room and told me off for not knocking and waking her up when we came back last night.
10:52am on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

Mom got her stuff together and hung out with us until we dropped the bags off then she left to go find her own place to hang out til the tragic/magical? Express comes to take us to the airport ... In 4 more hours
10:55am on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

Just caught up on this thread, that pic is priceless, I agree my favorite part is your child having a giggle over it it seems :slight_smile: now that's a great kid, lol! Hope the trip home goes well @Mickey!
10:56am on 3/12/15 by HipsterMinnie

Oh, Mickey...so sorry....just keep swimming. Try to remember the good parts.
10:59am on 3/12/15 by Jayzeeduck


#11

Thanks for the sparklies beachmom @luvmuppets my hero DH took the picture. He just couldn't get over the separate but next to table - neither could the waiter. @mclingham we started the trip with 5 Mom,sister,son,hubby,and me. They have been wonderful
11:02am on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

You guys crack me up. I'm usually the mom having a meltdown because my Fam can't keep on schedule. I've gotten better at controlling my self and getting over it
11:03am on 3/12/15 by Savagekids

Thank you for this post~I love reading the updates! This just confirms my instinct to never travel with my parents or ILs!!
11:03am on 3/12/15 by lnh


#12

Oh my. I think mom really needs to get home and back to her normal schedule. So sorry!
11:05am on 3/12/15 by pamperedpup

I am sorry @mickey that you have to deal with that. My parents live part-time in southern FL and are trying to invite themselves into our vacation. It would end the same way. Still trying to figure out a time slot for them to visit in my TP: 3-4 hrs max:)
11:05am on 3/12/15 by zarina101

To everyone- thank you so much for all the stories and comments. It has made it so much easier to deal with keeping up with ya'll. My DH calls this free therapy and has been laughing along with ya'll.
11:05am on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

I'm so glad you are still staying positive. Good luck on the trip home. We'll be anticipating updates. :slight_smile:
11:08am on 3/12/15 by bwalker75

sigh! Hang in there @mickey - hope the rest of your trip is less dramatic!
11:35am on 3/12/15 by EthicalAddict

Im watching the news to now to see if a plane has to be redirected due to an irate mother....
1:42pm on 3/12/15 by pteal

I'm thinking the CM monitor is kind of like a new way to get your own personal "plaid" guide for the day, ha ha. Good luck and hugs to you, @Mickey!!
1:46pm on 3/12/15 by B-squared


#13

@Mickey thanks for the play-by-play and coining of a new Linerism "nutty" glad we could be listening ears for you
2:05pm on 3/12/15 by slusher

@Mickey I'm so sorry it ended like that. I hope the flight home goes smoothly. I feel your pain. The MIL had a meltdown outside of the Hall of Presidents one trip. Did you know there's a door nearby that security type CM's appear if there's a crazy person
2:53pm on 3/12/15 by Zebarnetts

Well, I know do. It was mortifying at the time. She literally said something about us being unpatriotic in front of the Hall of Presidents. To this day, when we pass I point out the door and say good thing we're patriotic!
2:55pm on 3/12/15 by Zebarnetts

Now not "know"
2:56pm on 3/12/15 by Zebarnetts

Ooof! Good for you for keeping your spirits up @mickey!!
3:24pm on 3/12/15 by 999HappyHaunts

Update: we had lunch seperately but rode DME without any problems. However she was pulled for a pat down going through security and is not happy about it. Even with that we were through security in less then 15 minutes.
4:53pm on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

I have never been through security so quick here. Now we are waiting for our flight and she's upset that I won't go find out why they are calling out names for the previous flight at our gate.
4:55pm on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

Maybe the TSA agent is a liner following your story? Good luck!
5:02pm on 3/12/15 by iWannaBeAprincess

Does ur mom have a neurological disorder? Was she always like this? I ask bc my moms brain tumor causes her to have no filter. My mom also acts up on vacation bc she is not sure if she'll make it to the next one. Hope u made some happy memories.
5:03pm on 3/12/15 by TinkerbellNGrumpy

My mom has no filter either. Nothing wrong with her. Im soooo sorry you are going thru this!!
5:09pm on 3/12/15 by katiesmom2003

@Mickey4.0 - I have been thinking about you so many times today - hope the flight home is good for you all.
5:23pm on 3/12/15 by mickyzzzzz05


#14

@tinkerbellngrumpy - yes to both. She has always been like this and had a brain tumor removed 5 years ago. There's just no reasoning with her she has to come off her mad in her own.
5:33pm on 3/12/15 by Mickey4.0

I'm so sorry Mickey. I understand completely.
6:17pm on 3/12/15 by TinkerbellNGrumpy

Well this isn't a disney story, but one of the worst MIL stories I have heard...even after my friend and her husband had 2 kids and had been married for like 10 years, her MIL kept a framed picture in her house of my friend & her husband...
9:30pm on 3/12/15 by Peter Pannie13

...except the MIL had cut my friend's head off and replaced it with the husband's ex girlfriend from years ago! Lol
9:31pm on 3/12/15 by Peter Pannie13

That picture is absolutely priceless!!!! I start laughing whenever I visualize it. I'm just happy we could be your therapists in your time of need. =)
10:51pm on 3/12/15 by totalkid

sfl
11:55pm on 3/12/15 by disneydreamer23

This trip will be remembered by you, DH and kids for years. Lots of laughs and memories. Sometimes that's even better than the smooth forgettable trips. Glad things went well on the way home.
12:16am on 3/13/15 by RRCfanatic


#15

@Mickey4.0, that's what Disney is all about: making memories! Yours will last a lifetime; the gift that keeps on giving! Unbelievable @13annie! That's actually a little scary.
1:54am on 3/13/15 by grammyrita

I've only pulled a nutty once in the homeland..it was during the whole GAC to DAS change..long story short I wigged out for a moment and told a CM at AK Guest Services that he was a magic killer...my wife hid from me and the CM went pale and *
6:14am on 3/13/15 by duda duck

  • looked terrified. Let's just say it was then I learned that not all guest services are equal. I now only get my DAS from MK. MK CM's were so great I wrote letters for them and I was told they received awards..so at least something good came out of it.
    6:19am on 3/13/15 by duda duck

#16

Bump for @glamougirl!!
7:05pm on 5/5/15 by Supercalifragilist-256098

Saving to retread and enjoy this again.
7:15pm on 5/5/15 by daisykingdom91

Omg too funny!!
7:31pm on 5/5/15 by glamourgirl

Love this thread! So reminds me of my one and only trip with my MIL to the world. Never again!
7:42pm on 5/5/15 by MamaLuvsDisney

"Pulling a nutty" !!! My favorite liner phrase.
7:45pm on 5/5/15 by WhoIsThisHans

Oldie but goodie
7:47pm on 5/5/15 by waltsgreatestfans

This thread is sooo funny
8:01pm on 5/5/15 by jec4289

Hilarious thread. I was resisting it but it's too good. The separate table picture is classic. And should serve as a reminder about family trips. Love it.
8:14pm on 5/5/15 by whenuwish

Haha love this one too!
8:15pm on 5/5/15 by LaurenInWonderland

Thanks for bumping this thread. So funny and cringe worthy at the same time. I had a tiny meltdown because a huge Disney double stroller was blocking a walkway. We couldn't walk around it at all. So in frustration, I moved the stroller forward....
8:41pm on 5/5/15 by latinmama

...it tipped backwards, spilling all their contents on the ground. I was so miffed that I just kept walking. I cleared the path! Shameful... I know.
8:42pm on 5/5/15 by latinmama

Were kiddos part of the contents??
8:45pm on 5/5/15 by LuvMuppets

No @luv. Just bags and such. But they had it all hanging off the back of the stroller. They obviously we're noobs. :0)
8:47pm on 5/5/15 by latinmama


8:48pm on 5/5/15 by LuvMuppets

I saw a stroller flip backwards with a little girl in it in Epcot! It happened so fast. Really scary! She was ok
8:52pm on 5/5/15 by WhoIsThisHans


#17


8:48pm on 5/5/15 by LuvMuppets

I saw a stroller flip backwards with a little girl in it in Epcot! It happened so fast. Really scary! She was ok
8:52pm on 5/5/15 by WhoIsThisHans

I totally enjoyed rereading this thread! Best picture ever!
9:16pm on 5/5/15 by happygolucky

That's wasn't me @hans. I swear. It was at MK. (Holding one hand up and placing my other hand over my heart.)
9:19pm on 5/5/15 by latinmama

It was actually the dad who was pushing at fault. He had only one hand on the handle, phone in other hand and a ton of bags making it back heavy. Just a dangerous situation pretty much
9:20pm on 5/5/15 by WhoIsThisHans

I totally missed this thread! Great read after a long day : )
9:38pm on 5/5/15 by nightowl04

Wow. Loved this. And pic. Worth a thousand words. Hang in there we are with you
1:15pm on 5/7/15 by Poohs Garden

Sfl
1:15pm on 5/7/15 by Poohs Garden

Such a funny thread and the 'table for 1' pic is a classic! My mum is quite short-tempered and often embarrasses me when we're out together, though not at WDW that I recall.
1:42pm on 5/7/15 by missoverexcited

Had to bring this back..dont hate me. Its the 'omg we all have a crazy family' and its good to know we are not alone!
12:25am on 5/20/15 by karlan29

Lol!!
12:28am on 5/20/15 by jules6675


#18

Yay! Found the angry mother thread. This has stuck with me well ever since March 2015. Lol
11:07pm on 6/4/17 by Hitchhikingghosts

Wow, I remember the start of this, but don't think I got far, so SFL! :smiley:
11:17pm on 6/4/17 by JJT

I remember this! I think was soon after I first joined Lines. Funny stuff.
11:19pm on 6/4/17 by wdw ocd

Love this thread!! So funny!
11:28pm on 6/4/17 by Supercalifragilist-256098

Oh, I remember this one! So funny!
11:28pm on 6/4/17 by MicheleandtheBeast

Oh how I miss the sparkles. :frowning:
11:31pm on 6/4/17 by quittinking

I remember this thread!! Great stuff. We have had several meltdowns at Disney. Once over a wet autograph book. Once at DL when dh left tickets in the room.
11:31pm on 6/4/17 by felesh

Thanks for resurrecting this thread! This is a true classic, worth the read!
11:35pm on 6/4/17 by PrincessGiggles

I do too @quit
11:37pm on 6/4/17 by Erinra

Sfl
11:40pm on 6/4/17 by foxfamily238

This whole thread is hysterical. So embarrassing! Wicked funny dinner pix - wonder why she even decided to eat in the same restaurant? Extra time apart probably would have helped!
11:45pm on 6/4/17 by TeacherGrandma

You need to submit that photo to Awkward Family Photos!
11:53pm on 6/4/17 by MasterOfMyDomain

Hope tomorrow is a better day!
11:56pm on 6/4/17 by pandk199

What happened to Beachmomsparklepants? I've not seen her in ages?
11:58pm on 6/4/17 by Unofficialsteve


#19

Oh my goodness. So much laughing. I forgot about all of this. Should have that pic framed for Mothers Day lol. Reminds me of the time when I had the family over for Mother's Day a few years ago. Spent my day cooking and cleaning... Mom was on her way over
12:00am on 6/5/17 by wendyg26078

And I guess a road was close and she had to detour around(mind u only a few min away). She called screaming at me and my brother and then hung up on us. He just looked at me and said Happy Mother's Day? To which I replied NO MORE WIRE HANGERS! Lol
12:02am on 6/5/17 by wendyg26078

No judgement, we have all been there. I walked out on my then bf at epcot after i told him i felt sick from the heat and he ignored me and went to watch voices of liberty in full afternoon sun. There was yelling and swearing and then i chained
12:06am on 6/5/17 by littlegreenalien

The door and refuses to let him back in. It happens
12:06am on 6/5/17 by littlegreenalien

No surprise we eventually broke up hahaha!!!
12:07am on 6/5/17 by littlegreenalien

Congrats
12:18am on 6/5/17 by GON2WDW

@steve she became staff and stopped posting! She is missed!
12:20am on 6/5/17 by party of 5

@quittinking I was just thinking about the sparkles and that I hadn't seen them since reupping my subscription. Where did she go?
12:29am on 6/5/17 by heathernoel

Lol, I need to hit refresh before posting on a long thread!
12:32am on 6/5/17 by heathernoel


#20

Lol just realized how long ago this thread was originally posted. Thanks for bringing it back! The stories were so hilarious. And I definitely agree that pic was classic!
1:01am on 6/5/17 by foxfamily238

Lol at "pulled a nutty, plastic grocery bag diaper" and the other stories mentioned!
1:02am on 6/5/17 by foxfamily238

So sweet about the "best husband ever" comment from @sorcererkelly!
1:04am on 6/5/17 by foxfamily238

This was hysterical and worth the read!
1:29am on 6/5/17 by kwiederh1

This was a great thread. Wish I had gotten on that back then (was a TP member, but didn't do lines until this year).
2:39am on 6/5/17 by Jadesfire21

Partyof5. I know she became staff, and she was posting after that. But then nothing ?
2:57am on 6/5/17 by Unofficialsteve

I looked back. She last posted 2 months ago. Not staff now. Hope she's ok.
2:58am on 6/5/17 by Unofficialsteve

Oh I remember this thread, so funny - that pic was a gem!
3:22am on 6/5/17 by missoverexcited

Funny stuff!
4:53am on 6/5/17 by VargaPartyof6

I'm glad to see this thread still brings laughter. Though it's been 2 years reading your replies still helps me deal with mom and her nuttiness. She still doesn't think she did anything wrong and can't understand why we won't let her come on our next trip
5:35am on 6/5/17 by Mickey4.0

In January for our 25th anniversary.
5:36am on 6/5/17 by Mickey4.0