A good cry helps sometimes. But I felt so much better....especially since I got my phone back. You are in the air right now! I doubt I'll get too far into it, if at all started before you get back. I want to finish up the Phineas and Ferb too, or get it closer to done. I've neglected it for a few days and Claire is waiting on the video. I actually felt like I was running around more on the cruise. But we had a lot of long days, which catches up to you after a week. Yes, it is very common for a good cry! Ok, I KNOW I have done it 3 times at Disney myself. Once in 1999 when my stupid boyfriend at the time started throwing a tantrum. It was Mothers Day too and he was just a jerk and my 2 kids weren't being much better, so I walked away from them all and sat on a bench and cried a bit. Unfortunately they found me a half hour later. I couldn't lose them if I tried. Then in 2009 I did a bit of a cry then too. My DH was going nuts about the rain we were having at home and was on the phone a lot. While on a crowded bus back from the Hoop Dee Doo show I kept asking him how bad was it and should I call my Dad to come over and make sure our basement wasn't flooding. He was NOT nice with his answer and again...lacke of sleep after several days, and the tears started coming and I just decided not talking to him for the rest of the night was the best thing to do. The next day he said he may have to go home and while he was out for coffee...I packed his bag! But he decided to stay and then got in a much better mood. And with this trip, I know if I hadn't lost the phone, the tears wouldn't have come...well maybe a few for leaving, but not the sobbing. It's amazing how many people I hear tell me they had a mom meltdown...or at least one member of the family does. I persoanlly don't let it ruin the trip though. I just keep going and make the best of it I can. Honestly though, Claire has never made me cry (knock on wood), she is usually pretty well behaved for the most part and I enjoy the time with her...it's the men that do it to us. (remember my Dad was with me this trip. ) I did write about it in my PTR. My son, Michael, was king of being a brat too. We were at Universal in 1999 and he wanted to buy a VHS of terminator that was really overpriced and I told him no. He cried for an HOUR about it. We got to the point of walking ahead of him and acting like we didn't know him. We still let Paige have fun, but he wasn't allowed to do anything until he stopped crying. It was so stressfull. I think we ended up leaving because I just couldn't handle him being such a brat. I am so happy the phone was found. I could've jumped over the counter and kissed that guy. And I could've cartwheeled out of the park...but I would've probably hurt myself doing that...badly. Yes, Claire was about to cry for that too. In 2009 she cried and cried the day we left and begged Skip to let us stay. (I love that little girl) This trip she was ready to go home....only to go see Daddy. She's a Daddy's girl. Just thinking about that makes me tired again. It was a long week and it seemed like as soon as Illuminations ended, the gas went out of me and reality started to catch right back up.