Not Sick of it Yet!
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August 25 Ė September 3, 2012
When you read that title, you probably think that ...
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When you read that title, you probably think that Iím talking about my frequent trips to WDW. Well, Iím not. I mean, it does apply, but thatís not why I named my PTR what I did.
Iím taking a trip to WDW with a big family group. My parents, my brother, his family. ďSo thatís it!,Ē you say. Well, no. I mean, Iím not sick of traveling with my extended family yet, but that isnít what inspired the title either.
It really isnít anything to do with me at all. Itís about my parents. Theyíre not sick of Disney trips, theyíre not sick of family trips, but what theyíre really not sick of is each other! In fact, this September they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! I suppose thatís got a little something to do with me.
We travel together as a large group once a year. Itís usually a Disney trip (especially since many most of us donít want to go anywhere else). This year, weíll all be staying together at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and weíll be celebrating a Golden accomplishment. I think Iíd be sick of anyone after 50 years. Both my parents deserve medals for putting up with each other all that time! Theyíre kind of kooky sometimes!
For example, the other day, I needed to call my DM about something. I called their landline, and DF answered, letting me know DM was just on her way in the door after running errands. She rushed to the phone and I told her I needed her card number for something. She was out of breath (probably ran in the house for the phone), so I offered to call her back in five minutes. She was all, ďNo, itíll just take a second!Ē
So she put down the phone on the counter to look for her card. And I could hear her and DF in the background talking to each other. This can often be amusing for a million reasons. Anyway, I hear her ask my DF to get the card. He asks which one. She tells him. He asks which one again. She tells him again. She walks over to him and gets it. She walks back and picks up a different phone. Her cellphone, which if I know DM, was probably sitting on the counter, charging. She doesnít always (translation: rarely) take her cellphone when she leaves the house. But thatís another frustration for another day! Now I hadnít called her on her cellphone, remember? So I can hear her saying the numbers into a dead phone.
Of course, I canít actually hear the numbers, so this isnít good. Did I mention I was at work? Well, I was at work. I donít have an office, I have a cubicle. So Iím trying to shout as quietly as I can, ďMom! Youíve got the wrong phone!Ē After a while, I can hear her going, ďHello? Hello?Ē Then my DF has a temporary moment of lucidity and realizes sheís got the wrong phone. I hear him say so. Then, finally, DM picks up the landline and we can hear each other again! I have a million stories like these. I also have a million stories like this about DF, so I can see why they arenít sick of each other after 50 years.
I havenít got much time before this PTR becomes a TR, so Iíll get on with the cast. I wanted to post individual pictures of everyone (and my parentsí wedding photo), but I donít have time to do that. I canít even find ones I havenít posted before, so Iíll just post a couple of shots that you havenít seen in a while.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my parents
The rest of us
The group will be my parents, Mable and Ed. My DB Eric and his family were due to join us, but now itís looking like they wonít be able to make it. Eric is the only one out of the group that definitely can come, but Iím not sure he wants to drive down from Atlanta by himself, so weíll see what happens. Iím hoping there will be an outbreak of illness and they will have to skip work and/or school. DB Ed and DSIL Jackie and their three boys Noah, Daniel and Isaiah round out the group (which, if you havenít figured out, also includes me ).
Up Next: Wow, thatís a lot of planning!
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Nothing better than finishing off a Princess Sharon TR to start a new one . What a great picture of your parents, definitely a wonderful milestone to be celebrating!!!
Can't wait to hear all about your plans...and love your choice of resorts.
Fifty years and still smiling! Love the phone story. Sad to say, that sounds like something "I" would do, including not remembering my cell when I leave the house. I hope Eric and family end up coming along. They missed last year, too, didn't they?