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Old 04-18-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Slow Down the Counter!!

i know this sounds nuts, but the time is going by so fast and before we know it, it will be time to leave, and then we'll be there. But, then we'll be home and it will be all over! I enjoy the anticipation and hate the return home. I go into a postDisney funk. It always happens and it almost colors my time in The World because I know how quickly our time there goes. Does anyone feel the same or am I all alone in this weird world of mine?
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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No I agree...I think the anticipation just adds to the trip..I'm always in a Disney funk on the day we leave.

I cant belive I have this little time and I still have so much to do to get ready....

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Me too!

On the one hand, I wish the countdown timer would move faster because it feels like my WDW trip will never get here. On the other hand, I always end up feeling so sad when we get back, and I dread that feeling. I even start thinking about it while we're still at WDW! And I love the planning process and the anticipation of a trip. So I know exactly what you're talking about!

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:57 PM   #4
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I enjoy the trip planning so much that it kind of leaves me feeling a little empty when it's finally time to leave. That changes pretty quickly when I get my first ride on the monorail and see the castle for the first time.
I am probably in very miniscule minority in that I actually look forward to coming home with about a day left in my trip. That quickly changes when I get home.

I think my countdown is stuck or something...
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Old 04-18-2004, 04:07 PM   #5
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I get into a deep funkdom when I have to come back home from a great vacation

That's why I try to clean my house as much as I can before I leave. That way it's one less routine I have to face when I get back
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:00 PM   #6
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Re: Me too!

Originally posted by Kaycee
On the one hand, I wish the countdown timer would move faster because it feels like my WDW trip will never get here. On the other hand, I always end up feeling so sad when we get back, and I dread that feeling. I even start thinking about it while we're still at WDW! And I love the planning process and the anticipation of a trip. So I know exactly what you're talking about!
Hey Kaycee!! I was just noticing your countdown...seems we will be there just about the same time!!

I agree, I wish it would slow down and then just stop on the day! LOL Then I wouldn't have to leave Disney!!
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:13 PM   #7
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I'll gladly trade my countdown timer with any of yours!
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:04 PM   #8
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Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. For me, the Disney funk starts setting in around mid-week if we are there for 7 days. It drives my husband nuts. When we did our two week honeymoon in 2001, the funk started the monday of the second week, believe it or not.

It's a powerful thing, that feeling of dreading the routine at home.
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:10 PM   #9
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I'm glad I'm not the only one! I always plan my next trip on the way home to avoid the funk. I still funk but it's not as bad if I know I'll be able to come back. Luckily, my DH understands.
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:38 PM   #10

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I dont know how this is going to work for us. We are going to the WDW parks for 4 days first then US /IOA for 2 then seaworld for one. I think having all those different things spread out over the week will keep us from getting into the mid week funk mentioned above.

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Old 04-19-2004, 07:30 AM   #11
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I agree that the anticipation is part of the fun. I am so excited! May 11th needs to get here already! On the other hand, I don't want to have to come home. So, if my counter could please speed up until May 11 and then slow down I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:53 AM   #12
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I'm right there with you...and I thought I was the only one.

When I saw my counter in the teens, I was so excited. Then almost immediately, I wished that I had some more time. It's something that I inherited from my mother, I think. I'm already lamenting that the trip is almost over, and it hasn't even begun yet.

I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in this (however weird I may be).


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Old 04-19-2004, 08:42 AM   #13
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I agree! I only have 6 days to go before I leave and I haven't started packing yet! I am usually so much better at this but have had so much going on that I am now far behind.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:47 AM   #14
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I've been trying to make this sucker go faster since I got back last October.

I don't even let my mind wander past my last day there until it's that time. I'm only focused on getting through the next two weeks and getting there!!
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:56 AM   #15
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I'm looking forward to our trip because at the end of it I know I will be very excited to come home (to see my kids again! ). So I'm excited about going and sometime around the 4th day I tend to get VERY homesick and miss my kids, so I know the next day I get to hug them again so it makes my trip home exciting too!

So much to do this week, it'll fly by!
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