Nervous Going For the First Time As A Single Mom..

JRed

Earning My Ears
Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Leaving in 15 days .. It will be the first time I set foot back home since my horrible divorce.. One I did not see coming.. One that completely broke me.. We vacationed there every year sometimes twice a year.. Our Honeymoon was there .. I could not bear to go back .. But here it is 4 years later and I’m doing it with our 3 girls .. Very Nervous.. Scared but also can’t wait to do it ..
 

MomOfDisneyPrincess

Mouseketeer
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
I was also nervous traveling for the first time as a single mom. You can do it! "You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem and Smarter Than You Think!" - A. A. Milne

My daughter was 7 and there's only one of her, so it wasn't that hard, but I was still scared. I put a lot of thought into the planning, like flying vs. driving, for instance. It was our second WDW trip since ex-hubs ruined the first one, so it was not completely unfamiliar territory. I also planned what my parenting plan would be if there was a meltdown, uncooperative child or general bad behavior. I discovered that my daughter's currency was swimming. If she was being a pill, I just reminded her that ther would be no pool time unless she did "fill in the blank". It was great! She was great! The trip was great! And we have made 2 more trips to WDW and are talking about a Universal trip for 2020. There's no one I'd rather vacation with than DD who is now 13.

I'm so glad we made that 2nd trip and replaced all of the horrible memories of the first trip with amazing ones!
 

surge1979

Earning My Ears
Joined
Aug 1, 2014
I can relate a bit as I am taking my daughter for our 3rd trip but first time as a single parent in April 2020. I expect it will be a bit strange for both of us, given that our only memories there were as a married family, but that's life. Time for new memories and adventures. Have a fantastic trip and let us know how it went.
 



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