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Old 08-18-2009, 10:05 PM   #586
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Just caled y TA and left a message to see if my ME package has arrived!!! 25 days !!!!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #587
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Woohoo for 25 days!!! Can you believe it?!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:33 AM   #588
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25 days!! It's practically around the corner. I am getting excited for Disney mail myself. Everyday as I come home I wonder if today will be the day. When does it usually come? Around 30 days?

OK. For you, Kristen, I will try to hold back laughter on brown shoes with black clothes. No one is going to be looking at your feet, silly! Go with what is comfy!

Your plans sound great. It's going to be a magical trip, I can tell! Remind me, do the boys know where you're going? Does it register with them or they are kind of oblivious?

Have a great day!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:16 AM   #589
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Think - next week you'll be in the teens!!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:59 AM   #590
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25 days!! It's practically around the corner. I am getting excited for Disney mail myself. Everyday as I come home I wonder if today will be the day. When does it usually come? Around 30 days?

OK. For you, Kristen, I will try to hold back laughter on brown shoes with black clothes. No one is going to be looking at your feet, silly! Go with what is comfy!

Your plans sound great. It's going to be a magical trip, I can tell! Remind me, do the boys know where you're going? Does it register with them or they are kind of oblivious?

Have a great day!
Morning C!!
Disney mail comes usually anywhere after 40 days I would say, I got my 1st mail about 35 days and then the other about 30...so you're on countdown my friend!!!

Thanks SO much for not laughing at me with my brown shoes/black outfit situation..lol!! I'm serious, I'm a big "Matcher" and this will stress me out..heehee, so I'll probably just wear outfits that match with brown to overcome this thing...lol!!

My boys have no idea....I just said to Todd last night, we need to talk to them about it....Mommy has never gone anywhere for that long...so it's beginning to make me a little nervous and sad that I'm going without them.

Hope you have a great day too!!!!!

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WOW...haven't thought that far ahead.....you're right!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making my Wednesday!!!!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:03 AM   #591
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Morning all!

So my friend Christine brought up an interesting point this a.m. about my boys and if they knew I was going on my trip or not....they don't. I'm completely stressed about it! I need your help....do I tell them? Do I tell them I'm just going to Florida with Grammy and Aunt Jodi? Which isn't completey a lie....but kinda is! It's a BIG one, they have already asked when "we" are all going again so now I'm feeling badly for going without them. On one hand I feel like if I tell them they can relate daily with me where I am and what we did and I can share that with them when I call home, on the other hand, they are little....will they understand why i'm going alone and leaving them all home?! I feel like I'm in a rock and a hard place here...any suggestions are appreciated!!!!

Thanks!! Have a great day everyone!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:48 AM   #592
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Because they are little I might just leave it as going to Florida. When I did my solo trip last year mine were a bit older and could understand when I explained why I was going without them and they also understand time enough to know when their next trip was coming. For your little ones I think that is too abstract and they are just going to think Mom went to Disney World without us? I am not a fan of lying to children but I think I may, if I were in your shoes, leave it at Florida and not get specific. Just my 2 cents.


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Old 08-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #593
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How exciting that your plans are really taking shape now! I love that your going to have the photos taken. What a special way to remember your trip later.

I'd just go with saying your going to Florida, but not mentioning it to Disney. It's not a lie, just a bit of an omission. It will be much easier in the long run, then dealing with disappointed kids that aren't going to Disney. My brother and SIL used that tactic for a mom/dad only trip they took last year. The kids were fine with it that way.
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Hmmmmm, that's a tough one! I think I would lean towards telling them that you are going to Florida with Grandma and Aunt Jodi and that it's a special trip for you girls to take together to celebrate Grandma's birthday. Leaving out Disney isn't necessarily lie - it's just a detail! I think with their young age it would be too hard for them to understand Mommy going to Disney without them, of course that's just my opinion - what do I know!

Only potential problem I can see with omitting where you are actually going is, will they want to see pictures when you get home?? My kids have always loved looking at pictures and most definitely would ask to see them.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:43 PM   #595
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That is a tough one.

I had thought about doing our trip in September as Mommy and Daddy only but I knew as soon as we got there we would have "no child" remorse.

Don't feel guilty.....this will be such a fun, fond memory for you for the rest of your life. It's not like the boys have never been or you won't take them again

I would say you are going to Florida with Grammy (my mom is Grammy too) and Aunt Jodi and then if they ask if you are going to Disney say yes and you will bring them back something special ( I think you already picked up stuff from Disney Store? ) and that you will show them all the pictures when you get back. Bribery works very well I have found

You could also tell them you are on a top secret mission to plan the most supercalifragilistic next family trip ever! With boys, who knows - that may work
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:02 AM   #596
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I know how you feel. We took the kids in June, me & DH and DD are going in Oct., and me and DD are going on a girls trip in Nov. We have decided to tell the 2 twelve year olds that we are going to Florida in Nov. and no other info. We wanted a mother/daughter week and w/free dining, we already have AP's so it is a very cheap trip. Good luck on your decision.
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That is a tough one.

I had thought about doing our trip in September as Mommy and Daddy only but I knew as soon as we got there we would have "no child" remorse.

Don't feel guilty.....this will be such a fun, fond memory for you for the rest of your life. It's not like the boys have never been or you won't take them again

I would say you are going to Florida with Grammy (my mom is Grammy too) and Aunt Jodi and then if they ask if you are going to Disney say yes and you will bring them back something special ( I think you already picked up stuff from Disney Store? ) and that you will show them all the pictures when you get back. Bribery works very well I have found

You could also tell them you are on a top secret mission to plan the most supercalifragilistic next family trip ever! With boys, who knows - that may work

I second this motion. Relax honey, you are a great mommy and they know that. You just took them to disney and will again soon enough. You deserve this trip. You could tell them how you are doing this for grammy for all that she's done.....maybe that would help and maybe someday they will even feel compelled to follow your lead and take their mommy to disney
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Ditto to all of the above ...

Besides, they'll be having so much fun with the Dad doin' nothin' but guy things while you're gone, the probably won't even miss you!!!

... and just imagine what the house is gonna look like when you get back ... ... that sould take care of any guilty feelings you may have!

Time to wake up my princesses ... actually - they're more like ogres at this time of the day ...
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Oh yikes! I didn't mean to cause anxiety with the question! I don't have any kids so can't offer any advice as to what level of detail to provide. But I can say you're a great mom and you shouldn't feel guilty at all. I think it's a good lesson to learn that Mom has her own interests and sometimes needs some solo time! And I'm sure they will totally enjoy their boys week!
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Yahoo for Mickey Mail! I love it when all that starts rolling in!

That is a tough dilema about telling the kids...but, I agree with everyone. Tell them you are going on a trip to celebreate Grandma's Birthday...if they ask where, then you can leak a bit detail. Emphasize on the rockin' gifts they will be getting from you when you get back! I hope it all goes well...
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