And it's off to Disneyworld next Thurs for our annual trek to see actresses tarted up as princesses of dubious lineage. This is the first year that E has requested a longer visit, 16 days in fact. Now that would break the bank for sure. She seemed to think that if she just marks a "D" on her calendar, it will extend the stay. I tried to explain that I make the reservations at Christmas and can't change them, but it's definitely a no-go. So I settled to remind her that each year she has wanted to go home after 1 or 2 days and if indeed this year she's having fun for the entire time, I will extend next year's visit.
Though that's a thorny issue as she does miss school. Missing 2 days is ok, missing more is a demon I will have to wrestle. She's so ridiculously healthy (knock on wood) that she has only missed 1 day so far this year and it was to leave a day early for Thanksgiving travel. Other parents don't have issues with pulling their child out of school, but I do. Geez, when did I turn into my mother?