I am a huge planner, y'all. I literally have lists about lists I have to make. My poor Kadence saw me with a notebook and her response was, "Mommy, you makin' a list?" For the past couple weeks I've been planning our trip to Disney. We've discussed going there ever since Kadence was born....but we just couldn't stop having kids! Our original plan was to go May 2012. Then, in May 2011, I went and got pregnant, again. So, now we are planning for early 2013. We're saving money, emailing travel agents, stalking Disney websites, the works. It's a Type A girl's mothership. I get to plan when we are going, what park(s) we are going to go to each day, what attractions we will see/do at each park, where we will eat. Oh the lists I am making! At first, it was overwhelming, but with some guidance from my mommy message board friends, I am getting the hang of it.
I know what you're thinking. How on earth can I make all these plans knowing full well they could change at any moment, based on one of the three toddlers who are coming with us. I'll tell you. I am making flexible plans. We are going to make reservations for 5 things, over the five days we will be there. Otherwise, the plans I'm making are just going to be loose guides. Also, if we don't see EVERYTHING, that's okay. This is our first family trip, and I'm confident there will be others. If we miss some attractions or events, that's okay. One thing I will not miss is lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table. I have to take Kadence to that. And I think I will enjoy it more than she will.
Anyway, that's where I've been and what I'm doing with every second of my free time these days. It's finally starting to come together and make sense. I can't wait. I am scouring the web for personal stories, tips/tricks, or anything really about taking young kids to Disney, so if you know of anything, or have any experience, let me know.