I’m not sure I believed we would ever truly make it to Disney World. Since starting the planning process last summer, a million crazy things have happened in my life, but now that we’re an hour away, I think it may actually happen! Everyone kept asking me this past week if I was super excited and I was like, “I think so…” There’s just so much to do and pack before a week-long trip to Disney that it’s hard for Mama to get excited until we actually pull into the resort.
The boys have been so good in the car today. I have to give them major props. They’ve watched movies, listened to music, ate snacks, chatted, read/looked at books, and played on their tablets. Five-year old Case has asked a number of times the dreaded question, “Are we almost there?” But our eight-year old finally understands the concept of time and how long it realistically takes to get to Florida from North Carolina, so it hasn’t been nearly as exhausting with only one child asking nonstop how much longer.
We stopped a handful of time on the way down. We ate lunch at good ol’ Chick-fil-A. Oh my, I’m in love with their kale superfood side dish and then I eat all of Case’s fries because he only likes the chicken nuggets. I figure they cancel each other out. When I took Case to the bathroom, I was excited that the large stall was open. I can’t sit for long periods without my body tightening up, so while the boy took care of things, I did some yoga stretches with the handicap bar which made my back and hamstrings feel much better. Then on down the road, we made a stop at Starbucks. Other than that, we’ve been trucking right along.
I’ve been going over and over the packing list in my brain.
Magic Bands? Check.
Disney gift cards? Check.
Disney lanyards and character pins? Check.
Disney Rewards Visa Card? Check.
Bathing suits? Check.
Essential oils? Check.
Water bottles? Check.
I realized I forgot sunscreen but if that’s the worst of my packing mistakes, I think we’ll be okay. We’re going to stop at a CVS or Walmart before we enter the resort. Once we get there tonight, we’re just going to hang out at the Caribbean and get settled then tomorrow morning starts the madness. Breakfast reservations at Chef Mickey’s then the monorail to Magic Kingdom in matching t-shirts. I always said I wasn’t a “Disney person” (whatever that is) but I also believe wholeheartedly in the quote, “If you can’t get out of it, get into it.” So with two sweet little boys asking for two years when they get to meet Mickey Mouse, I decided to go all out and get into it with the best of them.
Disney, here we come!