Earning My Ears
- May 28, 2010
I'm a single mom of 2 kids, one is a special needs child. I love WDW and I'm ready for my next trip. I have been fortunate to have been 4 times. 3 of those trips were with my son the oldest. The first two trips I was still married to his dad so I had another adult there to help. The last trip was when my son was 6 1/2 and it was just the two of us and we had the best trip ever. The divorce had just been finalized and I was not sure if I could handle two kids at Disney by myself so I only took my son. Fast forward 3 years and now I feel pretty confident that I can take both kids to Disney by myself. The only thing is that my daughter is special needs and will probably have to use her wheel chair on and off during the trip. I'm thinking of a spring 2017 trip for the Flower and Garden Festival. At the time of the trip my daughter will be 6, but developmentally she is around 2. I'm not sure how far developmentally she might progress before the trip. My son will be 10 at the time of trip and he is a huge help with his sister. Am I crazy for thinking I can take both kids alone to Disney? I was so confident about my decision to go and have been saving money. Now that I think I have saved enough and can make the trip a reality I'm starting to have doubts in myself. Are there any other single parents out there in this situation that have made the trip and survived? Also, for single parents how do you handle feeling guilty about spending the money for the trip? I feel like I should continue saving the money for that just in case emergency, but I also want to give this trip to my kids.