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Sunday, 28 March 2010 17:47

Walt Disney World 1987. OHmommy with siblings:



Walt Disney World 2010.  The Karwowski kiddos:


Look!  The sky is cleaner in 2010.


Yeah, I know. Never say never.  Special thanks to my mother-in-law who found Disney passports dated from 1984 and 1989.  (She also found my husband's first tooth, a blond curl tucked in an envelope, years worth of report cards and a box full of dusty Matchbox cars - all of which I'm the proud owner of. Now.)



And my three children, who are happier than pigs in mud this minute, would like to give special thanks to all the Classy Chaos commenters.   Especially Kelly C who wrote, "My Dad always thought going on ski trips or beach vacations was a waste of time. But he took us anyway, so that we could experience as much as possible." Now please excuse me... we have a parade and fireworks to catch tonight.  I might even splurge and purchase a Tinker Bell hoodie for myself.  ;)  Never say never.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 09:05


# DE Heather 2010-03-28 19:01
Have a great time! And as long as you don't wear your tinkerbelle hoodie to take the kiddos to school I think you will be fine.
# Krishannahmom 2010-03-28 19:04
My 20 year old daughter will never forget the day we were leaving the Magic Kingdom after her first visit. She was 4 and had not seen her absolute favorite character--Dopey. In 4-year old fashion she was having a meltdown. A Disney employee stopped us, asked her what was wrong and then went backstage and brought Dopey for a visit. The Disney cast will go out of their way to make sure your vacation is a memorable one. Enjoy some Disney magic for us. And don't miss Wishes at the Kingdom or Fantasmic at the Studios. Toy Story Midway Mania is a must-do also. Pat.
# Lisa 2010-03-28 19:28
I think it's great! I can't wait to hear your "after" review and am sure your kiddos are making memories that are close to ice cream in Paris :)
# allison 2010-03-28 20:09
Because I saw some of your flickr pics, my mom took us to the fountain of youth a few years ago when we visited Jacksonville.

Let's just say it wasn't as she remembered when she was a kid.
# clarkinfestedwaters 2010-03-28 20:10
So glad to see you made it to Orlando...again. :)

If you do decide to purchase an adult size Tinkerbell hoodie, please kindly rock it out with some amazing earrings, lip gloss, and killer jeans. Oh, one more thing...and raise your hand on this one...promise never ever to wear it for pre-school drop off.

Enjoy your family and your experience!
# cathy 2010-03-28 20:17
I don't know why - but I'm so glad you went! I love that place and I really hope you can feel the magic that is there.

Get to the parks early. go back to your resort for a mid-day break. And enjoy yourself!
# Life As I Know It 2010-03-28 20:21
Yep, we did it too. After saying we'd never go back, we took our kids last month. You know what? They had a blast. And we had a pretty good time, too.
But now, seriously, I'm NEVER going back there.
I'm glad you went, and your kids will have some wonderful memories.
# Loukia 2010-03-28 20:29
So glad you went! Disney IS fun - I went when I was 12 with my family and I'm totally taking my kids when my youngest is a bit older, so he can totally have a blast. And although it's no Europe vacation, it's still a memorable, fun, totally awesome vacation that your kids -and you - will cherish forever. Seriously. I love Florida almost as much as Greece! And not just for the shopping - but for the time we spend together as a family, swimming in the ocean, relaxing in the pools, building sand castles, and just having fun. That's what it's about. Building family memories, having fun, enjoying life! Have fun all of you!
# alexandra 2010-03-28 20:42
Convinced my husband to do Disney with 3 was one of the best blog fodder I've ever encountered. We saw so many feuding families, it was like a reality show. Yup, Wally brings out the best in all of us. Add a 94 degree day, and Voila! Doesn't get any better than that for people watching...

Please get the Tinkerbell hoodie. You'll smile everytime you wear it...could be kinda fun for your husband, too..
# JulieBouf 2010-03-28 20:43
I'm itching all over with jealousy! I can't wait to hear all about it. I hope you plan on sharing where you stayed and what restaurants you eat I can enjoy a Disney vacation through you. It's been a whole year since our last one and probably another year until our next. So sad for us ;)
# Kelly C 2010-03-28 20:46
I can't believe I got a shout out!! Yay!!! I'm so glad you went..and I can't wait to hear all about it! Even though it's not Europe, it's still a blast. I love looking at my children's faces when they meet their favorite character or ride their favorite attraction. It's the time spent as a family that matters...not necessarily your location. Happy Travels!!! (And I live in Orlando if you need any help while you are here!)
# McMommy 2010-03-28 20:51
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! We knew all it would it take is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust to get the OHfamily there!!! :)

Welcome to Florida!!
# Naomi 2010-03-28 22:30
I KNEW you could do it! We happen to LOVE WDW ... and hope you guys have a great trip as well! It's all about those FastPass tickets!
# dysfunctionalmom 2010-03-29 00:05
You tricked me! I almost guess Disney, but you said NEVER....
I'm glad y'all are having a good time! You're so close to me! =)
# traci 2010-03-29 06:21
Alright already. DIsney, fine. But I draw the line at you and Tinkerbell hoodies!

The kids do look happy!
# AmazingGreis 2010-03-29 07:49
So glad you gave in and took the kids. They will LOVE it and I'm sure you will too! Have a great week and tell the Mouse I said hi!
# Bobbi 2010-03-29 08:27
This gave me the biggest smile! Have a wonderful vacation!!
# Laura 2010-03-29 08:32
I knew you would cave!!! I am sure you will have a fab time.... My family and I are here in Orlando too, hopefully this rain will clear out soon for you all, we leave tomorrow after 7 MAGICAL DAYS!!! Have a blast, and if I run into you I just might ask for your autograph!!! LOL
# Keyona 2010-03-29 10:09
Yeay! I bet they are having a blast. I will break down and go. Eventually. Before Lael goes to High School...I think.
# Casey 2010-03-29 10:50
This is too funny! I was just talking about your trip philosophy with my husband yesterday saying how great it was that your children get to experience so much culture. My husband said Disneyworld IS culture and that your kids should go. Ha ha ha! I'm glad you are enjoying it!
# Tara R. 2010-03-29 11:20
I think I still have a passport day left over from my Honeymoon at the House of Mouse.

I'd like to go back again with out my kids...

I hope your kiddos are having a great time.
# Stephanie Griffin 2010-03-29 15:37
Oh, I love it! Glad you guys are having a blast!
# Tired Mom Tésa 2010-03-29 16:05
What a great picture of your kids in front of the castle. I love the girls' skirts, so cute! Hope you're all having a wonderful time!
# Sue Ann 2010-03-29 19:24
Be careful you don't overdose on pixie dust! It's easy to do! :O)
# tracey 2010-03-29 21:02
I am SO jealous! One of my favorite places to be is Disney... Have a great time!
# Elaine 2010-03-29 21:23
I take it you're enjoying yourself? This is about the age we want our kids to be when we go.

These pictures couldn't get anymore perfect. Especially that first one! ;) LOVE.
# kelley 2010-03-30 04:19
the internetz are wise.
# Pres. Kathy 2010-03-30 09:51
I love Disney!
# Renny 2010-03-30 12:48
Its the most magical place on earth :)
Very jealous right now. Very, very jealous.
# Gina 2010-03-30 13:22
Look at it this way -- you are still making memories with your family! Even though it doesn't sound like this trip was your first choice, you and your family certainly seem to be happily enjoying the Happiest Place on Earth in the photos. Recommendation for a great afternoon respite -- if you have a car, pack a picnic (either with WDW food or from your own off-property purchases) drive over to Celebration, FL for a great, relaxing meal on the green.
# Maggie, dammit 2010-03-30 15:23
I'm so bummed we missed each other! Three days was all we could handle, and it sounds like we kept opposite schedules. I'm feeling kind of bad I opted not to haul around the big camera, too--these photos are so gorgeous!

Guess we'll have to wait for BlogHer....
# Emmy 2010-03-30 16:33
What awesome things to have!! And what a cute picture, looks like fun
# Kim Swales 2010-03-30 17:28
I KNEW it!!!!!! It really is magical. We're going in the Fall. I am too afraid of the crowds any other time. Hope you don't have big lines.
# Tressa 2010-03-30 17:41
I hope your family finds it as magical as ours did. It is a vacation that you never forget.
# Jaime 2010-04-08 12:54
Hot dog for those old Disney tickets still working!

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Pauline Karwowski.

Is a self proclaimed globe trotting, minivan driving, SAHM stiletto ho.

Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

Now in Chicago, IL.

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