Originally Posted by LMCmom25kids
Don't know how old the "kids" were when the "jerk" decided that WDW was the appropriate place to tell his wife he wanted a divorce...
but I agree. Sure wish the mom would not have taken the girls and left. You can't take that back. Bad memories.... It would have been soooo much better if she would have "played" like everything was fine and spent, spent, spent
along the way going about the rest of the vacation as if nothing was wrong....just for the sake of the kids. Or, perhaps these we high school kids and they all saw if coming....if so, I may have done the same thing!
My girls were 12 and 5 and while the younger one didn't know exactly what was happening the older one did and she burst into tears because he told them both flat out that he didn't want to be with mummy anymore. It was a rough time but the resort manager of the Coronado Springs Resort was fantastic. They reversed all of the money from our package except for the dining plan (there was nothing they could do about that). He told us to use as many credits before we left, told my girls they could buy anything in the gift shop of the hotel and he provided a private limo for us to the airport. He also was concerned with our well being and so he had resort sercurity escort my ex off Disney grounds. (I failed to mention that when he shocked me with the news of the divorce I passed out and my oldest called the front desk because she was scared. Paramedics were called and when he couldn't wake me before they came into the room he began kicking me and upon entering the room they saw him doing that.)
My girls were young and so was their mummy. Since then they are now 14 and 7 and well mum is now 2yrs older too (34 now, lol) and engaged to be wed again. Our trip will include my fiance but only after a few days of me and my girls having some time to ourselves and he'll join us after about 3days.
I would have stayed to spend, spend, spend but I wasn't in the best shape emotionally to do that and I think had I done that it would have made Disney a place I would always associate with bad memories. Instead, I plan to remember our past Disney trips and what a wonderful job the resort manager and his staff did on our last trip. We also look forward to the time when our "new" family will begin to make memories of our own.