Let It Go

Brace yourself: When I sat down here to write you, my computer told me it has more updates.

In other less-predictable news, Edsel got his heart medicine one month ago today. One of the bottles had a month’s supply in it, and today there are exactly two pills left. He got his morning pill just now and he’ll get his evening pill tonight. So he got every pill he was supposed to this month. Say “pill” one more time.

I tell you this because as absent-minded as I am anymore—and OH MY GOD IT’S ANNOYING. As many times as I walk into the kitchen and the dishwasher door is open and half unloaded,

as often as I walk into a room with half-put-away clothes,

as often as I get to work with no pants,

the many nights I’ve awoken in the hospital because I forgot to breathe again,

as often as I find myself floating in space because I’ve misplaced the laws of gravity,

AS MUCH AS THIS HAPPENS

I was flawless about giving my dog his pill that, you know, keeps him alive. So does this mean my forgetfulness is voluntary? And I keep it together when I really need to?

I guess “forgetfulness” isn’t even the word. It’s distractibility. I start a thing and then the siren song of another thing lures me away.

Maybe I was flawless about the pills because it’s easy to remember to plunk a pill into his bowl at feeding time, seeing as he would never in a million years let me forget feeding time. If I had to do something that took longer, like sew him a pinafore every day, I wonder if I’d manage to do that flawlessly.

Step one: Look up what a pinafore actually is. Is it that little frilly thing at the front of a dress, like what Alice in Wonderland had on?

True confession: I just Googled it, got results, then forgot to actually read what it was before I came back here.

Speaking of Alice, she says distractedly, I keep seeing on social media pages that there’s this channel called Disney Plus or Disney Also Too or something like that, and every adult I know is losing his or her mind over it and is all, OH MY GOD THEY’RE SHOWING COLD BRAID GIRLS EXCUSE ME WHILE I WATCH.

What’s that one cartoon everyone got the vapors over a few years ago? Chilly? Brisk? Icy? Is that even a Disney movie or is it Pixar? Are Disney and Pixar the same thing?

Hooooo care.

I feel like the only person in America who doesn’t much care about Disney. Is it because I never had kids? It’s it because I have ice in my veins? Now, I’ll watch an old Dumbo or Bambi or Cinderella. All those there-is-no-mother cartoons we watched to become chapfallen Gen X. But I wouldn’t, like, cancel my series over any of them. I wouldn’t cancel culture over them.

I know grown women who have shirts with Disney characters on them.

What is this thing? What am I missing? Other than Minnie ears.

It is with these deep thoughts that I leave you, with a note under your pillow and a warm smile while you sleep.

While I’ve been writing this meaningful tome, she says, not leaving you, Edsel has been outside, as he is wont to do occasionally. Every so often he hangs in the yard for a bit, sniffing the perimeter, peeing on his pee tree, getting O lips at the pit bull who gets walked past our house 48 times a day. (I seriously don’t know why that dog needs that many walks. But he’s a sweet huge-headed thing who wags politely when you see him. Edsel is going to protest at that dog’s funeral.)

Anyway, I got up just now to see if he was over it and ready to come in, and indeed he was. He was at the back steps, but was still looking out over his domain, in case a squirrel tried to scurry past. He had his earpiece on and his sunglasses, wearing his suit and no-nonsense expression.

He looked so dignified that I minced in here and got the camera, and I like how our telephones are now “the camera,” but once I got back there he sensed my terrible nearness and did this.

So there is no dignified Eds photo for you, just this plaintive one where even his feets seem to have turned white now, and goddammit. Stop turning white. Stop needing heart meds. Just stop. Go back to this:

Distractedly,
June

105 thoughts on “Let It Go

  1. I think it’s ice-veins. I haven’t liked Disney since I was a tween, and was told multiple times in college that I’d be a terrible mother and have poorly-adjusted children.

    Joke’s on them, I don’t have kids!

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  2. “I was flawless about giving my dog his pill that, you know, keeps him alive. So does this mean my forgetfulness is voluntary? And I keep it together when I really need to?”

    This is SO INSIGHTFUL, June. To be honest, I get a bit annoyed when any of the bloggers I read who have some sort of diagnosed attention deficit disorder use this as an excuse for being forgetful, leaving tasks half-done, etc.

    My mother has ADHD and would blame it for everything (“not my fault I forgot to close the garage door, exposing us to any burglar walking down the street!”, “not my fault I only put away half the dishes”, etc.). Seriously, like you, whenever it’s something she really cares about, she somehow manages to finish the task (same as with giving Edsel his pills religiously).

    What annoys me is that even if I do not have her diagnose, I have to fight distraction all.the.time, and just don’t get the “get out of jail free card” she does when I burn something I put in the oven and so forth. Yes, I don’t doubt that some people get distracted easier due to a condition like ADHD, but I’ve learned from experience that if we really want to solve this problem, we can get much better (it’s all about discipline and accepting that our lives will be a bit more boring because of the additional structure we’re putting into it).

    I don’t know if you and the readers here are already familiar with the expression “yak shaving”. One definitely doesn’t need to have ADHD to behave that way, and ADHD folks definitely don’t need to suffer from it forever just because of their condition. Both ADHD and non-ADHD people can have this annoying habit and get it under control for the most part as long as they care enough. Here’s a link that explains what yak shaving is: https://americanexpress.io/yak-shaving/, and a podcast that teaches how to avoid it: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/macmillan-holdings-llc/get-it-done-guys-quick-and-dirty-tips-to-work-less-and-do-more/480-how-to-avoid-yak-shaving-when-solving-a-problem/227f5217-2005-42b3-a056-e4a549a1744a

    (Phew, feels good to take this off my chest 🙂

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  3. I refused to personally take my kids to Disney movies after the quality turned to crap. The last good movie was the dinosaur movie and maybe, the mermaid movie with Ursula (says the old curmudgeon). I did let them go with other parents and friends and bought all the tape or dvd releases. Kiss Edsel on the snout for me…he is adorable.

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  4. Well, Disneyland! My kids all went, I think, when we lived in San Diego for a year a lifetime ago! I went for the first time and only time (so far) when I turned 50! Sheesh. I went with a much younger man who was crazy about the place and wanted to go on every ride. We had to go on the Splash thing… not sure what it was but you came down this thing in little boats and the water slashed all over you – ruining my hairdo, makeup and clothes. I was a picky bitch at that time! Now, it would be just fun. But I crabbed at him all day. What a silly waste of time – he was a great guy… oh well. I probably won’t go out of my way to go again and the Disney Channel…. Naaaaahhh

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  5. Better half’s siblings arranged an adult trip to something Disney and all I could think was I wish I owned stock to collect on the crowds instead of participating in them. However, both of us have a substantial superhero wardrobe so I don’t know if that’s worse?

    Lovely post, pretty June. Ear rubs to a healthy Edsel!

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  6. I have not been to either Disney Land or Disney World for a long while. Disney World, I think I was 4. I only remember the spinning tea cups, and how my dad wouldn’t go on them with me. I understand that decision now–back then–not so much. I went to Disney Land when I was in middle school, and then with my husband–either right before we were married, or right after. I THINK we may have brought our kids, but I can’t remember…huh. Memorable. I just texted my daughter, but she must not be on her phone, so I can’t give you a definitive answer.

    My girls have asked for Disney+ for Christmas. I am disappointed to hear that the TV shows aren’t on there. Why not? Come ON Disney. We like Star Wars and Marvel so THAT would be worth it. But my girls love all those shows–if they aren’t on there it may not be worth it at all.

    Great job with Edsel’s pills!

    Lovely post, lovely June!

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  7. Lovely post, Coot.

    Disney, meh.

    Edz looks dignified all the time.

    I one time heard my daddy say about a dignified looking older man that he looked like Tiajuna Clap Doctor.

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  8. I live in Florida and never cared for Disney World at all until about 3 years ago when I took my son to see the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Truly amazing and love planning trips to stay at one of the on-site hotels. Wilderness Lodge is my favorite place to stay and it really is a unique, happy feeling whenever I go. We recently went to the Food & Wine festival for my birthday (and for the first time) and they had delicious food to try – which is saying a lot because most of the food is awful at Disney. We stayed at the Beach Club this time which was a quick 3 minute walk to Epcot and had a really great time. It’s a fun escape for those of that live close and have annual passes.

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  9. I signed up for the Disney+ as soon as I read about it. Love Disney movies and Disney World. And I am the 60 year old person wearing Pooh bear on my shirt.
    I’m hoping to take my grandkids next year when the youngest is out of the stroller.

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  10. And also too, while I love Disneyland, I have zero interest in Star Wars or Marvel movies or Super Heroes (Harry Potter is different. I am obsessed with Harry Potter and I’m not ashamed to admit it). I went on the single ride in Galaxy’s Edge and let’s just say “box checked.” I didn’t like it at all. I also hate, loathe and despise that Disneyland changes Haunted Mansion to Nightmare Before Christmas even before Halloween. I have no interest in that, either. I like the classics, dammit!

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    • I just remembered an old boyfriend saying I am like a ride on the Matterhorn, I think. If the Matterhorn is really up-and-down-y and jerks you about and is fun yet also terrifying. Anyway, he said after everyone rides the Matterhorn (me) that they want a nice Pirates of the Carribean ride.

      See, this analogy would mean a lot more if I knew that the hell these rides were.

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      • The Matterhorn is a bobsled ride exactly the way you described it. And Pirates of the Caribbean is a nice, easy going boat ride, with the exception of the 2 water slides you go down.

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  11. Three (click), three (click), three points in one!

    So Edsel’s been acting Edselly all this time as a cover for his activity as a spy? Like the Scarlet Pimpernel?

    I committed to reading your notblog when you described Talu and Edsel getting wound up about something and writing their congressmen. It has not failed me.

    Kind of new Disney movie: I do like Moana. The not-princess doesn’t fall in love with or marry anyone, a main character is voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and some of the animation is wonderful.

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  12. DisneyLAND Annual Passholder here. I have the least expensive pass and it pays for itself in just 2 visits. So if I go 3 times a year, that 3rd visit is basically free. Except for the $25 parking fee. The last time I went was about a month ago and it was the least crowded I’ve seen in years. I’m not always eager to go on all the rides and sometimes, it’s more fun to pick a spot to plop down and people watch. That’s always entertaining. The things people wear to Disneyland never fails to amuse me.

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  13. This post is a keeper. Would totalleee marry this post. (This comment brought to you by June inspired phrases.)

    I was raised by granola tabouli people, so my friends & I were rebellious opinionated teens who hated Disney because Disney was The Man (Specifically new Disney. Old Disney was kick-ass because Maurice Chevalier & Louis Prima are the sh*t.) I’ve since mellowed but, yah, it is a lil creepy to see Disney mind control at work.

    In conclusion (as we used to end every final sentence of every essay in 4th grade), I heart Edsel.

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  14. I love Disneyland and Disney World. But I won’t spend money to stand in lines all day. I research when the crowds are lowest and plan my trip around that. Even then I plan which parts of the parks to visit at which time to avoid crowds. My love does not extend to standing in a line to meet a princess or whatever. I’m an adult. I just like how cleanly and perfectly they set up their image. It’s like you are inside a movie set of Victorian England or Bavaria, or the future or whatever.

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  15. My take is that most of us have enthusiasms and things we fangirl over whether it be sports teams, movie franchises, books & authors, musicians, fine wines, NASCAR, traveling, golfing, or bird-watching. To someone who doesn’t love the same thing, some of these may seem odd. C’est la vie.

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  16. I will never go to Disney anywhere. I have three kids, and I will never take them. Someone else can, I’d probably pay for it, but I won’t go. We go a couple of times to southern California on vacation, and could go there, but I refuse. I hate crowds, lines and excess noise. I’m basically a grinch. But I do love my kids, most of the time.

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  17. I’m one of those grown ass women who owns shirts with Disney characters on them. More than one shirt, as a matter of fact. Planning a Disney vacation is the definition of fun for me. Well, planning any vacation is fun, but Disney is especially fun.

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  18. To clarify and be helpful:
    DisneyLAND is in California and is much smaller.

    DisneyWORLD is in Florida and includes Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

    Fun fact: the entirety of DisneyLAND can fit into the parking lot of DisneyWORLD.
    You’re welcome. I’m here all week.

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      • Agree! “What a dope…what a maroon.”
        And from the magnificent “What’s Opera, Doc?”:
        Elmer [sings] Oh, Bwunhilde, you’re so wuvvwy
        Bewigged Bugs [sings] Yes, I know it, I can’t help it
        Elmer [sings] Oh, Bwunhilde, be my WUVE!
        [a few dewigged seconds later, voice shaking]
        I’ll KILL the wab-bit!

        Gotterdammerung, that’s good stuff!

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  19. What a coincidence…just before I read this post, I was online trying to book a weekend at Disney World for my daughter’s 21st birthday. She wants to “drink around the world” with me at Epcot. Who’s the coolest mom?
    Anyway, we had never been to Disney until 2015, when my kids were 10 and 16, husband and I were 51 and 52. First time for all. Had an AMAZING time. I just absolutely fell in love with it. That place truly does feel like the happiest place on earth. Cannot wait time get back there. in February.
    I think you would enjoy yourself, June. Seems like your kind of place.

    Ed’s is the bestest dog. Long live Eds.

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    • I missed you too! And I totally agree. I like going somewhere where there is just something fun to do that I don’t have to plan. Then I walk a little bit and there is something fun to see. No planning. I just have to get into the park. Rome on the other hand was so fun but so stressful too.

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    • I think June would only like Disney World if the Country Bear Jamboree were actually the Country Cow Jamboree and instead of singing bears they had real cows and ice cream. Oh, wait. June already has that without huge crowds.

      I first went to Disney World on my senior class trip when the Magic Kingdom was new and Epcot was still in the planning stages in Uncle Walt’s brain. Good thing he didn’t have ADHD or there would only be parts of each park completed. Where’s the rest of the castle?

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    • That’s my favourite thing to do at Epcot! I have to hit the coffee carts for a cappuccino every few drinks so I can make it all the way from Canada to Mexico!
      I wish my daughter and I were going to be there the same time as you and yours.

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  20. Avoided Disney with my kids. Did the Disney Death March with my son and his family last year and will probably repeat the experience a number of times before I call it quits. My DIL LOVE LOVE LOVES the place and she’s an expert on how to Do Disney. I felt like much of the day was devoted to running from photo opp to photo opp. Standing in line to meet The Princesses with grown women in line in front of us waiting for their chance made me realize there are crazy people who are allowed to walk around like they’re normal. What the actual heck with that?

    Edsel appreciates your attention to his details.

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  21. I dont give a single damn about Disney. Don’t care about the movies or amusement parks. I would rather go to Worm World/Land. My kids never cared about going to Disney Land but they did enjoy the movies when they were little.

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  22. I’ve told this story on here before but we always have new folks, right? Hi, new folks! My mother watched a Alpine Skyline lederhosen-dressed Disney worker lose his cool once when someone said, “Excuse me, do you work here?” and he said, “Would I be dressed like this if I didn’t?” I think he just had to pee real bad and it wasn’t breaktime. That makes me cranky.

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  23. Guilty. guiltyguiltyguilty

    Disney movies, Disney everything I can. My oldest daughter is my co-Disney fanatic and when she gets married we’re entertaining the idea of each bridesmaid having a different Disney Princess dress. If that’s the case I’m the mother of the bride and you can bet I’m wearing a Disney queen robe of some kind with that big rolled collar that comes up behind.

    I told my husband when the kids are grown we’re still going to Disney as the two of us. #standwithJan

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  24. I visited Disneyland in LA when I was 30 and my daughter was 7 and I loved it just as much as she did.
    I visited it again when I was 35, my sister was 40, and my mother was 69. We all laughed until we staggered; the only time the three of us every laughed together.

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  25. I’ve never been to Disney and have no desire to go. When our boys were about 12, we gave them the choice of either going to Disney or going to Yellowstone and thankfully they chose Yellowstone. Whew! Now that I’m in my 50s, just the thought of all those crowds at Disney gives me hives.

    I can picture Edsel in his Secret Service finery. What a good boy!

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  26. Never understood the Disney thing, and the grown women who I’ve encountered who are Disney fanatics kinda scare me, but, to each their own! I grew up in FL so during my youth, as well as when my nieces were growing up, we visited. My last visit made me wonder how the workers there can hold a smile when it’s 100+ out in the summer, that freaked me out and made me feel like I was in some sort of science fiction movie.

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  27. When we were at Disney World, we met a Japanese man who was there researching how they landscaped so that everyone did not cut across flower beds and make those muddy paths. Never thought about that before, but they do get it right. I liked Universal much better.

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  28. I am the lady in my neighborhood who walks her dog 15 times a day and I do think about how odd that must look. We have a small fenced yard and if I just turn the dog out there, all she does is eat grass and rabbit poop and god knows what else. So I walk her. To make it more fun, we live on a cul-de-sac and there is only one way out so I walk past all those neighbors twice on each walk. I’m so cool. The bonus is, it is really good exercise for both of us and I got really skinny this summer.

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  29. Top 3 things I hate:
    1. Christmas
    2. Disney
    3. Kids
    All my friends know this, make an occasional attempt to change my mind on one of the 3, then we all go back to our regularly scheduled lives.

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  30. Good job taking care of Eds! It’s the important things you remember. I went to DisneyLAnd once when I was about 16, back in the Olden Days. My 64-year-old sister will go every chance she gets. She has Disney (mostly Mickey and Minnie) paraphernalia and I’m sure Disney Plus.

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  31. I went to Disney for the first time as an adult 4 years ago, my parents rented a house for us and all of my nieces and nephews and it wasn’t as bad as I was imaging. I have no need to ever go back but it was a good time. And I got in over 20K steps!

    If you have Verizon Wireless and an Unlimited package you can get Disney Plus free for a year. You just have to put a reminder in your phone to cancel it at the year point if you don’t want to pay.

    I can totally picture Edsel decked out in Secret Service gear so thank you for that. The reason you stuck with the pill for Edsel is probably based on the fact that you have attached it to something that is already a habit, IE feeding him. They say that is the best way to start a new habit, attach it to something like brushing your teeth because at one time you had to be told to make that a habit.

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  32. My mom used to say she was so lucky that none of her kids wanted to go to Disney World. Then when she became a grandmother, she stampeded to Florida with her grandchild. I went to Orlando and visited Universal Studios. On a business trip to Anaheim, my husband and I killed it at Knott’s Berry Farm. He insisted we go to Disneyland and I genuinely didn’t enjoy myself.

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  33. I have been to Disney World a few times, in fact my grad night party was there. We got to see KC & the Sunshine Band LIVE. But I have no desire to go back. My sister and her family go twice a year, I don’t understand it, but not my money! We got Disney + free with our Verizon account for a year. I signed up for my Air Force son because he likes the Star Wars and Marvel things.
    Amie

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  34. There’s this thing that ADHD brains do. When we’re interested in something it actually changes the brainwaves to make it easier to focus. Stuff that matters is more likely to get done. That’s why when kids’ teachers bring up the idea of getting them evaluated the parents will say, “HE doesn’t have ADHD! You should see him sit and play with his stupid LEGO’s for hours!” Meanwhile, cleaning house is the Sisyphean joy Andrea describes.
    Edsel matters, so you’re on it.

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  35. I love Disney World but I have children. I do not see myself going without them. I do not own anything Disney related and we are not big into having the TV on 24/7. We have basic cable. I do not get the disney plus tv thing.

    Good job giving Eds his pills. Thanks for the image of you sewing a pinafore.

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  36. I don’t think I was ever a big Disney groupie. I went to Disneyland a few times for the rides, 40 years ago.
    I just bought a frozen doll for Toys for Tots.
    I hope she’s the one the kids want. I don’t have a clue.
    Crabby Vic

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  37. We like Disney at our house. When my son was little it was great. Now that he’s older we still like the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. My son says the Mouse is going to take over the world. We don’t have Disney Plus yet but I am sure we will before it’s over. I hate how much we pay for TV. We already have cable, Netflix and Amazon Prime. I just hate to add one more service to the mix.

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  38. I have never been a Disney fan. IU always thought it was some big commercialized evil plan to make ole Walt and family richer. We had no plans to take our daughter there. Then, my MIL passed away and we had to deliver some jewelry to her daughter in Orlando and we thought, ‘what the heck. Lets see what everyone is talking about’. We went there after planning- planning-planning every day with help from websites and Trip Advisor and every thing Disney and every minute was planned just like Paula’s trip–all I needed was a whistle. And I was HUGELY IMPRESSED. I had the best time and I believe the best vacation ever. Even my husband agrees. Because every single employee bent over backwards to make sure we were in the happiest place on earth. I have never seen dedication to a customer like that before. We decided to stay an extra 2 days and they somehow, *magically* made this work, even though we had been told the hotel was booked up. My daughter has never forgotten it. I have changed my mind about Disney–I no longer think it is evil. Talk about amazing customer service! I don’t plan on ever going again, but it was worth it when I did go.

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  39. My kids all love Disney stuff. They lost their damn minds when D+ went live. I’m excited for them, but there’s nothing on there I’m just super excited about.

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  40. I am not on the Disney train. Years ago I had a male friend that had just come back from a family trip to Disney World. I told him I had never been and would never go to Disney World but I wouldn’t mind seeing Epcot Center. He called me a commie and we began dating that very night.

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  41. I’m so glad it’s not just me!!! Literally just last night I was trying to be really intentional about getting the house picked up so I could sit an enjoy my evening. I had to walk about repeating my next task to myself in my head until it was completed otherwise I would get totally sidetracked! “Finish bathroom, finish bathroom, finish bathroom.” “Switch laundry over, switch laundry over, switch laundry over.” The second I stopped I’d see the laundry basket that needed folder and drop whatever I was cleaning in the bathroom to fold laundry then the bathroom never gets finished! It’s exhausting!
    -Ashley B.

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  42. No Disney Plus here. I was surprised at all of the adults that were going crazy over it. I took my daughter to Disney when she was 2 and that was enough for me. I let her Godmother take her the rest of the times.

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  43. I grew up about an hour from Disneyland so we went a lot when I was a kid. Someone visiting from out of town, let’s take them to Disneyland. Someone having a birthday, let’s take them to Disneyland. It’s a huge part of my childhood, and that is why I love it so. My kids love it as much as I do. I have been to DisneyWorld and probably won’t go again but will go to Disneyland as often as I can until I can’t anymore. I have shirts and ears and bags and ornaments… we are all about Disney up in this bitch.

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  44. I have been to DisneyWorld a few times. Once a thousand years ago because I was already in Florida for Spring Break during college, when it was still fairly new. I think Epcot was just the ball then, no countries. (I have little memory of that trip but can tell you in detail about the wet tshirt and banana eating contests and how many dozens of smelly college kids stayed in one hotel room.) And I think two or three times when the kids were young because it’s the law that if you live on the East Coast, you MUST take your kids to DisneyWorld or it’s considered child abuse. One of those times we went at Christmas and who pays THAT electric bill, I want to know. We have also been to Universal. But not Sea World and I don’t know why.

    Due to my personality and my hatred of lines and crowds, I researched for months ahead of time and had everything planned down to the minute for each trip. You can imagine how relaxing that was for all involved. All I was missing was a whistle.

    Our vacations now consist of sitting on a beach like fat lumps for a week and I LOVE IT.

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  45. You have kept the main thing (giving Edz his meds) the main thing. I completely understand the half emptied dishwasher, clothes put away, whatever task I’m trying to accomplish, I have house cleaning ADD.
    I’m not a fan of Disneyland or World, they treat their employees poorly. It’s a cult. My niece announcement yesterday they have Disney Plus. My response was why? I don’t get it. But, they think they have to have 175 channels that cost $300 a month. Why? Her child has hundreds of DVDs, books and a room full of toys to entertain her, and they wonder why they are so broke. We get 69 digital channels FREE with an antenna. Okay, I’ll get off my soap box.
    Tee

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  46. I’m not a fan of Disney and I had kids. Yeah, I did take them to Disney movies is some of them are very nostalgic, but right now at age 50 I don’t have the desire to watch one or go to Disneyland.

    I also never took my kids to Disney. When I tell people this they act like I did crack and didn’t feed them when they were little. They’re all grown and none of them have told me they wished they had gone to Disney. They’re all functioning adults without a criminal record. Go figure.

    I’m always distracted. Always. I am writing this while wrapped in a towel when I’m supposed to be getting ready for a dentist appointment. Wait, squirrel

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  47. I own a hoodie with a small Mickey Mouse on the front, but only because someone I know went to Mouseworld and all I got was this lousy hoodie. I will watch Disney movies but I’m not Star Wars obsessed like my husband. But we don’t yet have Disney Plus and he hasn’t spontaneously combusted yet, so maybe he’s salvageable.

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  48. Telephone. Haven’t heard that word used in quite some time. Here, let me show you a photograph I took on my telephone. Love it.

    Love Disney. Already have two trips planned for next year.

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    • Even though I signed in, Wicked WordPress won’t let me click like on your witty comment so I guess I’ll have to say it in a song.

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  49. Our house has gone Disney Plus crazy. My husband is a Star Wars fanatic and so are the grown children. They routinely have detailed conversations about plot minutiae and background details and I only hear sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher. They are also interested in all those comic book movies and tv series, consider themselves Harry Potter experts, and often discuss which Star Trek series is the best. My favorite pastime these days is to deliberately confuse the details and mix the various universes together. Christmas this year will be excruciating when they are all together under my roof and talking about/watching this stuff non-stop.

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  50. If you didn’t care about the half unloaded dishwasher, the half put away clothes, the no pants to work. Then you can start to worry. Nothing important is going unattended.
    I was so wishing to see Edsel doing his impression of the Secret Service.

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  51. I love Disney. My last conversation with my son before I fell asleep last night was pondering if Disney Plus had episodes of the shows his sister’s watched when they were little. Great shows like Bear in the Big Blue House, JoJo’s Circus and P, B, and J Otter. He informed this morning that no, Disney Plus doesn’t have those and now I am angry and plan to protest.
    I am one of those people who will tell you that some (not all) of the movies are great and they are written for adults (ducking flying liver). I have a few shirts with Disney characters on them and a few with Harry Potter things on them because I also love HP.
    Will you still be my friend?

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      • I’m Team Jan. I remember all of those shows as they were on when my daughter was a baby. They were really good compared to some of the crap they produce now. (Sits back in rocking chair and pulls shawl closer.)

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  52. And another thing, she says, still not leaving you and at this point you’re going to rip up that note under your pillow. What I do each morning is I write my post, get in the shower (unless it’s a wash-hair day, then I shower before posting but stay with me. Don’t burn that note.) and when I come back, I glance at my computer. If there are emails, I know someone commented. If there are no emails, no one has commented and I’m frown emoji. If I get all the way to work, turn on computer and STILL no comments, I throw self off Tallahatchie Bridge.

    No pressure.

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    • It won’t do you any good to throw yourself off the Tallahatchie Bridge if there is no one to witness it and start gossip about it so it gets discussed over biscuits, please.

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