So, we’re toying around with this idea that we might surprise Zoey with a Disney trip next year. We’re thinking during her fall break – just a little under 1 year from now. She turns 5 in March (wah!) and I remember going to Disney when I was 5. I mainly remember the moments I see in photographs… I can distinctly remember certain sounds and smells, and how I felt just being there. We’ve been wanting to take her for a while now, but just never pulled the trigger because… well… who can plan a trip like that when you’re TTC?
It’s hard to plan trips in advance because you don’t know if you’ll be pregnant or have a newborn. You can only hope because figuring out the logistics would obviously be a GOOD problem to have, but it’s still hard to plan. I have finally decided that I am DONE waiting.
I am DONE living my life in the “what if?”
“What if I’m pregnant?”
“What if I have a newborn?”
“What if it comes after maternity leave and then I can’t even go?”
I mean, who cares? Am I right? Life is too short – if I end up pregnant or with a newborn, great! More to figure out later… but I still think we should try to go.
So… by February we just might have reservations set for Disney. And if we’re going, it will be for a full week. We’re still talking about it and figuring out the best way to go about this trip in terms of saving the funds (no extra debt), figuring out what all we want to experience this go-around and what we’ll save for another time. Those sorts of things. And in the meantime, I’m not going to think twice about whether we’ll have a baby to take with us or if I’ll be graciously pregnant, I’m just going to focus on the finances and weighing our options for lodging.
If we pull the trigger, we might surprise Zoey with the news for her 5th birthday, complete with a Disney countdown calendar for her room. Although I have to admit, part of me really wants to not tell her AT ALL until we are pulling into the gates. This would save me from 7 months of “Are we going to Disney yet?!” So there’s that.