Friday, September 12, 2008

How to have an awesome Disney vacation

1. Spend months planning your Disney vacation. Write up a detailed itinerary with all your plans and needed information on it. Type it up in spreadsheet form. Put it in a very special place so that you don't forget it. Leave it at home when you go on vacation. Feel like a dumbass.

2. The day night before your vacation starts have your children jump around on a bed. Yell at the to stop. Have their jumping get even more frantic, to the point where they resemble rabid monkeys. Go over to the bed to stop them. Have one of them kick you in the eye with their razor sharp toenail of death.

3. Read your child the same bedtime story every night for months. Get her to depend on it to help her fall asleep. Put it in a special place so that you don't forget to take it when you go. Forget it and leave it at home.

4. Decide to buy and home and sell your current one. Pack up most of what you own before you leave for vacation. Plan on closing on the house two days after you get back. 30 minutes before you leave for the airport have your realtor call you and say "Now don't let the ruin you vacation but......" Then have him explain to you how everything might fall through on the whole house buying/selling deal.

5. Make plans to attend the Halloween party at Disney Wold. Buy a costume. Put it in a special place so that you don't forget to bring it with you. Forget it at home.

We're actually having a really good time. The kids are having a blast. Elle is afraid of the characters and Joseph had a melt-down when we told him we had to leave Tom Sawyers Island but otherwise everything has been really good. Tomorrow my parents get here and I think that will be a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to letting someone else watch the kids spending some quality time with my family.


The Laundress said...

I'll keep all this in mind when I finally plan our Disney vacay.

Come over when you can, I gave you something today.

Ben said...

I watched the Twins game on TV today, I bet you didn't do that.

Heinous said...

LOL...toenail of death. That is awesome. Those itineraries never last past the first ten minutes anyway.

Alison Wonderland said...

I would totally do that. I'm glad it hasn't ruined it for you.

Cathy said...

Can't wait to hear more about your trip - how's Joseph doing?

Alison said...

Hilarious! At least you are having a good time without all that stuff!

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Manager Mom said...

OH! I'll be there with my Spawn next week. Thanks for the reminders... I do have a binder, and we have Mickey's halloween tickets... Still haven't told the kids, we'll tell them the Day before we leave. I'm so excited.

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!