10 Reasons We Want To Take Daffy To Disney

It goes without saying that I am a huge Disney fan. I use Disney characters as names here on my blog and I have more than 1 Disney tattoo. I really hope to have the opportunity to share with Daffy my love (and our family’s love) of Disney!

Here are the top 10 reasons we want to take Daffy to Disney:

  1. Every little girl should have the chance to be a princess! More than anything, we want to get Daffy a princess costume and take her to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique so that she will have the opportunity to feel like the princess that she truly is!
  2. Every child should have the chance to wear Mickey Ears at Disney at least once during their lives. There are so many new styles available, I can’t imagine which Daffy would choose!
  3. Our family wants to beat our 2009 goal of being photographed with FIFTY different characters and we can’t imagine anything more magical than Daffy being a part of that quest and accomplishment!
  4. What a great way to disconnect from the rest of the world- no tv, no news, no email (well, I am sure I would stay connected on my android, lol)…. a chance to focus on our family & simply enjoy each other!
  5. We want to see her when she walks down Main Street USA and witness the magical moment when she sees the castle for the first time!
  6. We want to teach Daffy the art of finding Hidden Mickeys!
  7. A family trip would help create a deeper connection for our family. Shared memories are what families are built on. And what could be more perfect than to have our first family portrait with Daffy as a member of our family taken at Disney?
  8. We would love the opportunity to expose Daffy to the many different foods at Epcot!
  9. We want Daffy to experience all the little Disney joys…waking up Tinkerbell and getting a certificate, seeing the parades, pin trading, riding the monorail, the fireworks, the infamous turkey legs, hugging Princesses, eating Mickey shaped pretzels and waffles, swimming at the water parks and so many more!
  10. Most of all, we feel Daffy deserves this opportunity to live out her childhood dream. Her life has been filled with chaos, trauma and uncertainty in foster care. She deserves the truly magical experience that only Disney can provide!

We are hopeful that we will be able to come up with the money for a Thanksgiving 2013 trip! With Mickey having been out of work for the past 8 months and potentially starting our own business, this could be a real challenge. But, hey, I think we have proved we do pretty well with life’s challenges, right? 🙂

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The Getaway!

Mickey and I celebrated 16 years of wedding bliss this week! As is customary in our marriage, we went away to celebrate… and took the kids! Its hard to imagine a life that doesnt include them so we have always taken them with us! We chose an indoor water park for the night. Honestly, its probably the best day we have had as a foster family. Having something specific and active to do was GREAT for Daffy’s (suspected) ADHD. More importantly, the boys having some “good” moments with Daffy- creating some positive history- was the best part of the trip!

We have had a good run for the past few days with Daffy so I fully expect a meltdown of some sort soon. LOL I am knocking on wood, of course, but let’s not be foolish, its inevitable! And I am okay with that… I know this is a marathon, not a sprint and I am in it for the long haul!

We had a meeting with our social worker today and one of her objectives was to get information from Daffy that will be shared at the treatment team meeting this week. Daffy set 4 goals:

  1. Adoption by the end of the year (because she thinks “kids usually get adopted at the end of the year”)
  2. Getting a pet of her own (she added a note that she needs to persuade her parents, lol)
  3. Attending treatment team meetings in the future in some capacity (not really her own goal, more encouraged by the sw, she seemed quite content to let everyone makes decisions for her)
  4. Share a room with Donald

So, yeah, #4 threw me for a loop, too…. upon further questions from the sw, Daffy shared that she is afraid to sleep alone and wants ANYONE to sleep in her room. It has nothing to do with her brother. She mentioned again that she wants a “Pillow Pet with a light” that I have since learned is a Dream Lite! They are a little on the spendy side (especially when you add shipping), but if it will alleviate her fears of sleeping in her room alone, then I may have to break down and buy one. If anyone finds a better price somewhere, please let me know! 🙂

In Donald updates, we have been speaking to him daily. Last night, I asked about the meds and he said he had only one day left. I asked how the new homeopathic stuff was going and he mentioned that they “sprayed” something under his tongue so he would stop crying yesterday. Huh? I am hoping there is a logical explanation for this. He didnt seem upset about it, simply matter-of-fact, but to a “homeopathic lamen” like myself, this sounds a bit unorthodox. I have emailed the group home (copying his cw, of course) and hope to hear back with more details so I can investigate this myself. Is anyone out there is cyberland familiar with such a product? Please give me a comment!