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DISNEY! DISNEY!

UGGGH!! Leaving for Disney in 10 days so why all the drama...

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UGGH, I don't know how much more I can take!!  We have been planning this surprise trip to Disney for our DDs for the past 6 months & now all of the sudden there is all of this drama.  My MIL basically invited herself on this trip once we told her we were going.  She used the old I'll go with you guys & help you pay for it you just go ahead & plan it whatever you decide is fine with me & my DH fell for it.  So we went ahead & made all of our dining reservations showed them to her & boom she doesn't like any of the times for 1 of the days  reservations so she went ahead & made a reservation at another restaurant for all of us at a later time.  I say whatever I'm not fighting over a dinner time.  Then she talks to my DH & talks him into letting her take the girls over night the night before we leave & we will surprise them at her house instead of at ours.  we fought about it for a few days & I got tired of it & said whatever he wants to do but I don't think it's right.  So he goes & tells his mom okay the girls will be with her the night before knowing I wasn't happy with it.  Well now my mom is designing t shirts for the girls so I thought I would be nice if she gave them to the girls the morning of after we tell them.  So DH calls his mom to find out if it's okay for my mom to be there & she tells him NO she didn't think it would be okay.  WHAT REALLY!!!  So I tell DH I didn't think it was right of her to say she didn't think it was okay for my mom to be there,  she is going to spend 5 days with us there, she gets to be there their first plane ride, the first time they step foot in the Magic Kingdom, & all of the other firsts that are going to happen.  So I told him this afternoon all of this needs to stop, because we were doing this before she decided she was going, and this was/ IS suppose to be for the girls& that I wanted to reveal the trip to them at our house so they can have that memory here in our home.  He doesn't see it from my point of view only from my MIL is going to be upset, yell at him & that she is helping us pay for the trip.   AAAAHHHH  I don't know what to do & I'm almost to the point of saying I can't wait for this trip to be over & we haven't even left yet.  I want this to be a great trip for my DDs & DH & I but so far all we have been doing is fighting.  Sorry for this being so long & the rant but I have no one else to talk to & I am about to lose it on someone & just blurt it out to the girls we are going to Disney.

 

by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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englebabies
by Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Are you back yet? How did the trip go? Waiting to hear all about your adventure.

Amanda471
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

 

Quoting pnut1027:

No she wanted to take the girls so she could see their reaction. She said that is going to be the best part of the trip, to which I disagree since they have been asking to go to Disney for atleast 2 yrs now. And her reason for not wanting my mom there was because they don't get along so she didn't feel like it would be right to invite her to her house so she could also be apart of it. We finally agreed that the girls will stay home & as planned we will record it so anyone that wants to see it can. I told DH if this is how the whole trip is going to go then i will be taking the girls by myself to the parks because she is not going to ruin their first visit to Disney.


Quoting awesomemommy2:

Was she offering to have the girls at her house so you could pack without them knowing? And do you really think your kids would care where they found out?
Good for you...sounds like a good plan...I hope it works out and you, your kids and hubby get some good quality time in and great memories!  We just came back from WDW.  I went through something like this w/ my in-laws and overbearing MIL.  She also can be great but can also be a pain in the butt.  Like, for example, we ALL had a game plan once at Disney to get up and be at the parks when they open so we can get pics w/ the characters, shorter lines or get our fast passes.  Well, first full day into the trip we just can't seem to roll my MIL out of bed and it takes her 2 hours to do her hair.  Uh, this is Florida...it rains every 20 seconds...you're hair is GOING to look bad at some point...lol.  Oh I can laugh about it now but thank God my hubby gave her 2 days to get w/ the program then we just started leaving w/out them in the mornings and meeting up for lunch.  If she wanted to spend her time starting at the hotel walls, fine by me...I was getting out and showing my kids what we'd been planning for, paying for (all by ourselves)and waiting to see for 2 years!!!  Hope you have a wonderful time!!

 

Yellowlily333
by Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM

 OP-what ever happened with you r MIL prior to your trip AND how was it? Amazing??

Fairfieldwizard
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:19 AM

DH sounds like a pussy (sorry). He needs to put his foot down. 

pnut1027
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM
Sorry I haven't replied, I 've been volunteering a lot at DD's school. We kept the girls home the night before, when we woke them up we did not get the reaction we thought we were going to get lol it finally started to sink in when we boarded the plane then they got excited. Then we sent mil with the luggage on the bus to the hotel while we got the rental car. They lived the hotel Art of Animation was awesome. When we got to the hotel & checked in they told us we were in the Lion King suite which when I gave mil all of the info it was suppose to be Nemo suite but she somehow messed that up but the girls loved the room so that's all that matters. We celebrated their first visit & both of their birthdays. They loved everyone telling them happy birthday. We did have 1 huge embarrassing moment because of the MIL I had set up a meet & greet with the princesses & when the girls were finished with Rapunzel she asked the girls if they wanted to feel her hair & they said yes well MIL stepped up & also touched it & she says oh god that feels like horse hair! What really that did not just come out of her mouth? Oh yes it did & Rapunzel heard it & replied really horse hair why thank you. After that day I made sure to stay away from her as much as possible. We are excited to go back & are thinking of spending Christmas there once.
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angelmom224
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Glad it wasnt a total disaster. Sounds like it went good. Glad you kept the girls home.  

Quoting pnut1027:

Sorry I haven't replied, I 've been volunteering a lot at DD's school. We kept the girls home the night before, when we woke them up we did not get the reaction we thought we were going to get lol it finally started to sink in when we boarded the plane then they got excited. Then we sent mil with the luggage on the bus to the hotel while we got the rental car. They lived the hotel Art of Animation was awesome. When we got to the hotel & checked in they told us we were in the Lion King suite which when I gave mil all of the info it was suppose to be Nemo suite but she somehow messed that up but the girls loved the room so that's all that matters. We celebrated their first visit & both of their birthdays. They loved everyone telling them happy birthday. We did have 1 huge embarrassing moment because of the MIL I had set up a meet & greet with the princesses & when the girls were finished with Rapunzel she asked the girls if they wanted to feel her hair & they said yes well MIL stepped up & also touched it & she says oh god that feels like horse hair! What really that did not just come out of her mouth? Oh yes it did & Rapunzel heard it & replied really horse hair why thank you. After that day I made sure to stay away from her as much as possible. We are excited to go back & are thinking of spending Christmas there once.


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