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Lynda Loveland: Mouse ears for five!

It's a trip we've been planning for years. OK, putting off for years. I'm talking about the kids first trip to Disney World.

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Lynda Loveland
Lynda Loveland

It’s a trip we’ve been planning for years. OK, putting off for years. I’m talking about the kids first trip to Disney World.

For one thing, we wanted to wait until the kids were old enough to fully enjoy and remember the trip. But another thing, we were dreading spending all that dough. Oh, and then there is that whole road trip thing. We’ve never been with the kids in the car for more than four hours.

I don’t mean to start this off sounding negative, but I think since I’ve never been to Disney and have absolutely no knowledge of it, I was scared of planning it. I kept putting it off. All my friends kept telling me you gotta plan it early, months in advance, especially if you’re doing a princess breakfast/lunch/dinner. You know how it is when you perceive something as a big, daunting task and you keep finding reasons to put it off. That was Mickey and me.

Well, by chance, my friend recommended a Disney planner to do the work for you. Picture a weight instantly lifted from my shoulders. After a few phone calls and emails it was a done deal. Whew!!!! Talk about a relief.

With that done, I’m really starting to look forward to the trip. Every adult, and I mean EVERY adult I talk to says I will love it. Not just the kids, but me too! Dare I say, I’m getting excited!

Of course, I still have my worries. Will we see everything, will we manage to avoid any meltdowns, will we say no (effectively)? And, of course, can we successfully keep track of three kids once they set foot in the world that is Disney. I think it will be the equivalent of giving them each a dozen pixie sticks with a Mountain Dew chaser.

Any helpful hints???

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill and Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.

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