The Disney bug.
It’s the most contagious bug I’ve ever come across.
You never anticipate it hitting your home.
Or the massive effect it has as it passes from person to person through your family.
But as each day ticks by, you see symptoms begin to crop up again.
And those symptoms only intensify as the days go by.
Then you start hearing of other people traveling to Disney.
You begin to feel like everyone except for you is headed to the most magical place on earth.
You find yourself consciously preparing to view their photos online, knowing that the Disney bug symptoms will intensify after doing so.
You join a Facebook group or two to learn more Disney tips. There’s SO.VERY.MUCH to do there that you can’t experience everything in 1, 2 or even 12 trips. This research you are doing will benefit your whole family down the road, you tell yourself.
You set the DVR to record a series of special shows on the Disney Parks and Cruise line.
You subscribe to some Disney blogs.
Your kids start to say things like, “I really want to go back to Disney! I LOVE IT THERE!”
You try to reason with yourself, “We want to go some other places before we go back, right?”
But instead, you find that you’re coming up with waaaaaay more reasons for going back to Disney.
Or to take a cruise.
Or to do both.
As your daydreams of Disney increase in frequency, you mention to your spouse how much you’d like to go back.
Your spouse shocks you by saying, “Sure. We all had a great time. Why not?”
Then you call Margaret.