MAYBE when you are older, so you remember more.
MAYBE when Michael (my younger brother by 6 years) is older, so he can remember more.
MAYBE you can go with friends someday.
MAYBE when you have your own kids, you can go.
MAYBE when our girls are a bit older to remember and enjoy it.
Over the years, I lost count how many times, I heard or also thought ‘MAYBE‘ at a later date or time, I could go to Disney World. So, I made it to almost 38 years old and NEVER been to Disney – EVER!
The issue here originated, when I was a little girl and didn’t know much better. It all started with a trip that my mom and dad took to Mexico, when I was 3 1/2 years old (a little younger then Lily).
What happened on the trip was apparently pretty uneventful until that fated (What happens in Mexico apparently stays there!), return airplane flight home (this is the part that has been shared many times over the years by my mom)…
On that flight, my parents were indeed on returning home, when lo and behold, the pilot came over the plane’s intercom sharing that three out of the plane’s four engines had decided to just stop working and die. The crew was working hard to get them back up, but definitely was a major problem and if wasn’t fixed the plane might very well crash.
At this point, my dad turned to the stewardess, ordered a round of shots (this was the days before they charged for alcohol on flights), put his sunglasses on, kissed my mom and told her he would see her on the other side.
No joke, my dad pretty much figured if this was the end, he was going out in style (you have to know my dad to understand the way he thinks).
My mom, on the other hand, was less then thrilled by my dad’s apparent way of coping and was actually more then a bit nervous and panicked without someone to share her feelings of impending doom.
Thankfully, by the grace of god, two of the three failed engines were restored a few minutes later. They landed the plane safely, where my parents were deplaned to have to be re-boarded on a different plane that didn’t have the same issues to return the rest of the way back home to New York City.
Yet, my mother truly never recovered from this horrific experience for years to come (I should know as having heard this story so often I can pretty much tell it here verbatim here) and is only finally taking a plane to go to a cousin’s wedding later this year out of town for the first times in years.
But for me, as a kid growing up who longed to go to Disney World, this was so not in the cards, since that disastrous flight for my mom, she was not flying to Disney or anywhere else (We would have had to drag her kicking and screaming on a plane if we would have tried).
Thus the maybe excuses galore, I heard and shared above.
Until that is this past weekend…
Kevin and I finally began to seriously (we have been thinking for over a year now off and on) look into Disney for our family of four.
Here in New York (in case you are living under a rock), the blizzard of the century was looming and so I needed something to keep me sane, plus dream of better, warmer times.
And then this happened!!
No More Maybe!!
Yes, we have booked and are going to Disney World in the summer time – the second week of August to be exact.
Very excited and I am putting out calls now for guest bloggers here and now, because I will be gone for a week. By the way, this is the first real vacation I have had in over three years (when I first started blogging) and am most definitely taking the week off from blogging and designing to enjoy all things magical at Disney, plus hoping to lay out at the resort pool just a bit, too (hey after 2-3 feet of snow here these last two days, tanning and pool time in the warm Florida sun sounds heavenly right about now).
By the way, this was also the prompt (MAYBE) for this week’s The 1 Word Blog Challenge by Lisa from the Golden Spoons.
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