Backstory (there’s always a backstory!): Our family of 8 moved from western NY to upstate SC last July. Though our family was wholly enthusiastic about this move, there were moments here and there when we considered our future and admitted that we really would need to come up with new ways of doing things. There were the obvious things, like Christmas and Easter. But I remember keenly the day DH, DD17, and I were in the car and the topic of high school graduation came up. I noted how it would be unlikely that we would host any graduation party for her, being that any friendships we would potentially be making would be very new and not at all the same as friends and family in our former community. We’d been talking about making new traditions for things like holidays, so it didn’t surprise me when my husband said something like we would need to come up with a new way to mark those achievements. He continued this line of though by saying something like, “Maybe you and she could go on a mother-daughter vacation or something,” to which she and I both keenly heard, “You and she should go to Disney World.” I mean - that’s what YOU heard, too, didn’t you?
But then we moved. And life got very lifey. And the house we are in is weird. And our tax money was very taxey. And, well, we really never talked about it again.
Meanwhile, our family DID decide to do our first ever Universal Studios trip for May 14-24. and anything that sounds anything like a mother-daughter WDW trip has not been spoken of again.
Or has it?
Regular readers and the awesome Open Thread crowd has been answering questions for me this week.
And, though DD doesn’t know it yet, I have booked and am in the process of planning a graduation trip for the two of us! So - yay!
I don’t even know how many times I’ve been to WDW. I think twice as a kid. The first trip I planned was in 1994, and in all our trips we’ve never stayed on property. I’ve also only once taken a trip with just two people - back in 1999.
And then there is Genie+.
And - well - I know there is a lot I don’t know.
But that’s what Liner friends are for.
So while I may be an Old Cat… I need to learn some New Tricks!