Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-04-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
dreamscometrue47
DIS Veteran
 
dreamscometrue47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 617

Thought my Mom would jump at this...

2006 brings my mom's 80th birthday and my 50th. So I thought that I would surprise her with an all expense paid trip to WDW, just the 2 of us, since she has always wistfully talked about how she'd love to experience Epcot, the shows at MGM, and of course, the Magic Kingdom. Well, I was going to surprise her with a trip in mid-January as a Christmas gift. My husband and I were talking about it last night, and he suggested that it may be a good idea to tell her NOW, because you never know what people really think!

Well, I just got off the phone with her, (I was pretty calm telling her even though I was SO excited!) and she didn't automatically say "OF COURSE!!" but needs to think about it! Don't get me wrong; she was so thankful, etc., (my mom is a sweetheart and couldn't hurt anyone's feelings if she tried) but I felt a little let down at her response. I reassured her that it would be a "relaxing" trip (i've been there so many times and will be back so many more that we would do only the things that she wants to do), she'd have a wheelchair to decrease her walking time (last year she had a hip replacment but that hasn't slowed her down!), etc. I think her hesitation is that she wants a big family reunion at WDW, but after speaking with my siblings, that may not happen for a few more years (financial issues).

I already have flights on hold (Delta skymiles) and don't have to confirm them until June 17th. I hope she decides to go, because I think we would have a ball. But for now, I'm sitting on pins and needles. I don't want to pressure her just because I want us to go, but any thoughts out there to convince her that this would be really fun trip would be appreciated!
dreamscometrue47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
kilee

The Tag Fairy knows all, sees all.....
Love is in the air!
 
kilee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NY-Near Buffalo
Posts: 9,470

I would just give her time to think it through. Just respect her decision either way. I really think she'll most likely come around.
__________________
Co-Moderator Orlando Hotels & Attractions
kilee is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-04-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
zippehsmom
and Hannahs too!!
 
zippehsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,001

dreamscometrue47,

Don't fret over it it. I think your Mom will come around. When I originally planned our 2005 Disney Vacation, it started out with just me and my DD's (DH is Disneyed out); then I invited my neice (13) & my nephew (9); well, after some thought I invited my Mom & sister. My Mom was a little hesitate, kind of unsure if she wanted to go. She reluctantly agreed to go, but still not very excited.

Well, a week ago my Mom found out she has colon cancer, she just had surgery and should be recovered by August when we go. Well, now she is so happy she decided to because she'll be with all her grandkids. My point is give it some time. I think she will come around, and get more excited as the trip draws nearer.

zippehsmom
__________________
zippehsmom
kindergarten teacher
-------------------------------
Aug. 1998 Port Orleans; Aug. 2002 BWV/Polynesian GVC/ Royal Pacific; July 2004 Pop Century/BWV; Aug. 2005 Royal Pacific/Wilderness Lodge/ BCV/ AKL; Dec. 2005 Pop Century; July 2006 Liki Tiki Village/ OKW/ Marriott Horizons/Portofino Bay; Jan. 2007 Port Orleans Riverside; June 2007 SSR/ Mariott Horizons/ Royal Pacific/ POFQ/ BWV; July 2009 AKV/ GF/BC/ HRH/ Carnival Cruise; June/July 2010 BC/BWV/HRH/NCL EpicAug. 2011 BC/RPR
zippehsmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 12:54 PM   #4
ely3857
Would love to be a Librarian - but isn't sure if she can spell it
 
ely3857's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 6,418

Smile

Hello

It's a wonderful gesture on your part.

Perhaps your mum just feels a tad overwelmed, Also what will your siblings think of your providing your mum with such an expensive birthday gift?

I do think it is an excellent idea though and hope for her sake she comes areound.



Jodie
__________________
Jodie
ely3857 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
foxfire
I wonder what rock I've been hiding under?
Well, doggone it. Now, y'all have my tastebuds all quivery
My cat is infamous around here for having dingleberries...thus, he is a scooter
 
foxfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Right now, I live here but I have lived there...
Posts: 1,655

How thoughtful of you and what a wonderful surprise for your mom! Maybe she just needs a little time to get used to the idea. That's the way my mom is & she's about the same age as your mom. It's hard for her to commit to something like that when it comes out of the blue. I have finally accepted that she needs time to think about things for a little while before she makes a decision. She feels more comfortable handling things that way &, even though I sometimes wish she could decide right away, I know I will usually have to give her time. Good luck...I hope the trip works out for the two of you!
__________________
foxfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 01:02 PM   #6
dreamscometrue47
DIS Veteran
 
dreamscometrue47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 617

Thanks for all of your thoughts and advice!

I keep forgetting that she is 80 yrs old (as I said, she acts like she is 20 yrs younger). I'll just give her time to think about it, and accept any decision she makes.

As for my siblings, I talked to them beforehand and they all agreed that if I could do it now, it would be fine with them. 2 of them just bought new houses and the 3rd just had a new baby, so can't see their way clear for a WDW trip for a couple/few years.

I feel much better now!!
dreamscometrue47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 06:10 PM   #7
dreamscometrue47
DIS Veteran
 
dreamscometrue47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 617

Thought I would let you all know that my Mom said "yes" yesterday to my offer. Turns out that she is a little leary of flying and that was her concern.

She is really excited now and now comes the fun part, the planning!
dreamscometrue47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 06:23 PM   #8
tubachick
DIS Veteran
Official DIS "good thread" popcorn supplier
 
tubachick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Land of the LAST, Chicago Chapter
Posts: 14,583

YEAH!!!!!! Have a great trip.
__________________
POP 10/12**CR 5/12**POP 2/12**POP 10/11**POP 7/11**POP 3/11**WL 1/11**WL 12/10**POP 10/10**CR 08/10**CSR 07/10** POP 05/10**POP 02/10 ** WL 11/09**WL 08/09**POP 06/09**POP 03/09** ASM 1/09**YC 8/08**ASM 4/08 **ASM 10/07**WL 9/07**DL/PP 4/2007**DCL 3/2007 ** CBR 3/2007**YC 8/2006**CBR 3/2006**CR 8/2005 ** WL (Honeymoon Suite)2/2005**WL(DISNEYMOON Concierge level) 4/2003**ASM 12/2000**ALS 1/2001
LAST! IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE!
Hail thee Babylonia, the goddess of women and all things fertile, and the landmark of the bathroom
tubachick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 06:58 PM   #9
disneyholic family
Wayne always catches me
i cannot wear anything between my toes
 
disneyholic family's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: in my heart i'm always in WDW
Posts: 15,801

My mom joined us for a few days on her 75th birthday 3 years ago and she's going to some down to be with us next month for her 78th (we hope - she hasn't decided for sure yet - but i'm betting she will).

I hope your mom comes, because the CMs are fantastic when they see the birthday "girl" coming. At epcot they made a balloon hat for her and made her wear it. At the MK, at lunch, all the CMs came out to sing to her and then they all hugged and kissed her.

My mom is this very elegant, sophisticated, stately woman (the total opposite of me ), who normally you would never think would get into any of this. And she always makes fun of all of our trips to WDW. But she got totally into it. It was funny how much she enjoyed herself.
__________________
Beth
disneyholic family is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 07:28 PM   #10
dgaston
Proudly wears a "Believes in Fairies" t-shirt
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: South Woodstock, CT
Posts: 5,776

I am so glad your mom said "yes." Hope she won't be too afraid of flying. We love to fly out of TF Greene in Providence. Does that work for you? I think it's so much nicer than Logan.
__________________
Debbie
Many stays on and off site: hotels, condos, tents, pop-up, cabin, pool homes and DVC Trip # 54 - Old Key West in October with Abby!
dgaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #11
Amy&Dan
Huge, huge thongs of them
I think Disney's main purpose in life is to drive us all crazy!
Feelings are seldom about logic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Too far from Disney
Posts: 15,669

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamscometrue47
Thought I would let you all know that my Mom said "yes" yesterday to my offer. Turns out that she is a little leary of flying and that was her concern.

She is really excited now and now comes the fun part, the planning!
Wow that is great news! We took my parents to Disneyland last December for my stepdad's 80th and are taking them to WDW this year for her 70th. I love treating them to special times they can no longer afford on their fixed incomes. They were a little hesitant when I told them about taking them to WDW and it surprised me because we had so much fun at Disneyland. Turns out they felt guilty about having us take them. So I let them buy their own airfare (fine by me!) and are treating them to the rest. Good luck with your trip, don't you hope your kids treat you this well at some point in the future!
Amy&Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #12
leebee
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Orono, ME
Posts: 5,104

That's so cool that your mom wants to go with you. My mom never understood how much we love WDW, would never consider going with us, or to see the joy in her grandchildren's faces. Fortunately, my MIL went with us in December and can't wait to go again! It was such fun to share it with her-- even DH had a good time (and he's DEFINITELY Disney'd out!). It was our 1st night, we were on the monorail headed for MVMCP. When my MIL spied the castle, she grabbed my arm, giggled a bit, and said, "I'm so excited! Isn't it silly?" We reassured her that it sure isn't silly, it's magical! Can't wait to take her back with us...maybe next year! Have a wonderful birthday trip with your mom!
leebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 09:48 PM   #13
mello
DIS Veteran
 
mello's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,416

Oh that's wonderful!

Have a good time with your mom and make some great memories!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamscometrue47
Thought I would let you all know that my Mom said "yes" yesterday to my offer. Turns out that she is a little leary of flying and that was her concern.

She is really excited now and now comes the fun part, the planning!
__________________
Melinda
Disneyland:1960's-1980's; 2001 September 20-24 (Candy Cane Inn); 2004 July 4-5 (Candy Cane Inn); 2010 Aug (DLH)
Disney World: 2005 Sept 21-Oct 4 (CBR & Poly); 2006 June 27-July 2 (BWV & SSR); 2008 May 10-28 (BCV & OKW); 2008 Dec 8-18 (SSR); 2011 May 26-June 7 (BCV); 2011 Dec 19-28 (SSR)
Disney Cruise 2011 Dec 15-18 (Dream)
Aulani: 2012 Feb 8-11

DVC Since: October 1, 2005 (SSR); June 28, 2006 (BCV); Aug 1, 2007 (AKV)

mello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005, 09:49 PM   #14
leighmidd
Mouseketeer
 
leighmidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Conway, AR
Posts: 184

How exciting! I hope that when my mother is 80 and I'm 51 (we're almost the same age diff as you and your Dmom) I can take her on a trip to Disney. She is my most treasured friend and I can't imagine giving a mother a more special birthday gift. What a darling daughter you must be!
__________________
Why go anywhere else when you can go to Disney?

July86 Offsite
May 96 Dixie Landings
May 99 Dixie Landings
May 00 Port Orleans: Riverside
May 01 Caribbean Beach Honeymoon
May 02 Caribbean Beach
July 03 Caribbean Beach
December 03 Port Orleans: Riverside
December 04 Port Orleans: French Quarter (1st trip with the whole family!) :thewave:
leighmidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 10:11 AM   #15
dreamscometrue47
DIS Veteran
 
dreamscometrue47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 617

dagston: Actually, I really like flying out of Manchester NH rather than Logan. But since I was able to get flights using Delta skymiles, Logan it is!
Can't Wait!
dreamscometrue47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's your mom like? sandy2002 Community Board 32 05-07-2005 08:54 PM
My Trip Report! (4/18-4/22) AlmostApril Completed Trip Reports 2 05-07-2005 07:36 AM
Mom & Tot's Southern California Blast - Planning Lagoongirl Disneyland Trip Reports 10 02-24-2005 09:51 PM
Do any of you adults have parents that show favoritism towards your siblings(longpost transparant Community Board 51 02-16-2005 07:26 AM
Long Weekend With Mom and Dad, Here's Where We Ate! msteddom Disney Restaurants 9 02-08-2005 11:41 AM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.