I have a confession to make. I've been holding out on you... and my kids... and since I'm being honest, I've been holding out on myself too. I guess with so much bad news and canceled plans this year, I subconsciously decided to keep this news quiet for fear of major disappointment when it inevitably falls through... and this news has nearly fallen through more times than I want to think about.
Today though, I finally feel confident to share my news. I don't know how, but all the puzzle pieces finally fell into place for me to feel 100% confident in the fact that I am indeed, headed to Disney World on Saturday!!!!!
My husband is the most amazing man in the world and allowed me the ultimate gift of heading solo to Disney World for a few days since I've had not one dream Disney trip canceled but two- Tokyo Disney & Disneyland California. He knows how Disney obsessed I am and caught on to my sulking real quick so he agreed to have me go as my Christmas gift. My gift to him, I'm taking the kids with me so he doesn't have to work all day and then come home to those little balls of crazy. Now THAT'S the ultimate gift. What can I say? I'm a giver.
We're leaving on Saturday and coming home on Thursday evening. This is a super quick trip, for me at least, but I'll take it! Listen, I have had to adjust flights and hotels so many times for this trip just to make it work, let alone nearly canceled quite a few times, that I'll take whatever time I can get. I mean, this trip was so close to falling apart, I only just told the kids about it the other day and even after I did it appeared AGAIN that I'd have to cancel. Thankfully, that's not the case & I'm definitely going. 2020 just needs to end already though!
I, of course, will be blogging about the trip so you guys are in for some fun. I've been really M.I.A. this year on my blog, because life has just been a whirlwind, so I'm really excited to get back to doing something for me that I really love- traveling and writing about it!
Please keep me in your prayers as I travel with the little rugrats all alone. I'm not at all nervous about it for myself. I've traveled alone with them in the past, I'm just worried for their safety and my sanity after being subjected to both of their never-ending stories about complete and udder ridiculousness without the option of cutting the story short to redirect them to go tell daddy since "...he's dying to hear all about this." Well, there's always FaceTime.
As far as Covid-19 is concerned, I have no concerns. I truly don't have a single ounce of worry about catching it. Everywhere I am going is so over-the-top with precautions, then add the fact that I have never been concerned about my immediate family getting it since we're all so young and healthy. Well, only me and the kids ARE young... but we're all healthy! Sorry, babe. Seriously though. If you follow the numbers, the kids and I have nothing to worry about. The virus is a real enough thing, and can definitely have devastating results to a more specific demographic, but thankfully everyone I've personally known that got it have been able to recover completely, and at home. So we'll take precautions, but we're gonna live our lives and try to end this year on a really good note. My kids (and husband) have had to put up with a lot this year with me starting to work outside of the home, so I'm going to go spend some quality time with my kiddos. For informational purposes, I will mention Covid stuff here and there, but overall I am planning to shy away from much talk about it. I want this to be an escape from reality for all who read it, and I definitely don't want to have comments turn into debates. So know that this will be a place to, for the most part, escape reality for the time it takes you to read each day's trip report. Again, I can't say I won't mention Covid here or there though since, Matt as my witness, I never miss an opportunity to make a joke, but I'll keep it light and fun.
I'm so excited!!
See yah real soon!