Welcome to my very first trip report! Like most folks here, I'm a huge Disney fan. I'm normally a trip report reader, but the style of this trip was so influenced by the author of this DIS trip report that I felt inspired to write my own. In a moment, I'll share why. Introductions: I'm Emily, I'm 29 years old, and this is me and my family (my SO, Matt, 34, and our DS Matthew, 9) in one my favorite pictures from our trip. This was my third trip to Disney, Matt's first, and Matthew's second. I went as a kid with my family and we stayed at Caribbean Beach. My love for Disney World started then and there, but time passed and circumstances prevented me from going back until August of 2012 when DS was 8. Matt wasn't able to join us. We stayed at Pop Century and had an amazing time! However, one of my regrets about that trip was that I made the mistake of trying to do everything at WDW in that one week. That resulted in lots of running around, stress, and frustration from both of us. This time, I was determined to do better, and when I read the trip report mentioned above, I was determined to be a "patient mom" too and let my kiddo take the lead (hence the title of this trip report, which I'll tell more about later). I was also very excited to share my Disney love with Matt and I'm so glad he ended up loving it almost as much as me. SOOOO, to the nitty-gritty! The details! WHEN: October 5-13, 2013 WHERE: Port Orleans Riverside Resort WITH: 6 day WPF&M tickets, no dining plan ALSO: Halloween Party! HOW WE GOT THERE: 14 hour road trip! Did I succeed as patient mom??? Well, for the most part, but we had our moments... and it didn't start well with DS injuring his foot two days before we left! More on that to come!!!