Day 147 – 21 Weeks: This weekend is a bit strange for us. Our children are actually gone for 6 days. We haven’t been away from them for more than an hour or two since the start of Covid 19 back on March 12th. We love our kids but everyone needed a break from each other. Allowing them to be away and a bit independent is a good thing. They have been coached in how to best conduct themselves to avoid getting Covid 19 and they have been living it for the past five months. They are saddled with lots of hand sanitizer, clorox wipes, and masks. Each also has a few pair of sunglasses to avoid touching their eyes and faces.
They are in Walt Disney World, Florida. They had a direct flight from Midway to MCO and then were on Disney transportation from the airport to their hotel. We have been doing tons of reading on Disney and the parks in Florida. Not one case of Covid-19 has been traced to the parks (Disney, Universal, or SeaWorld) according to the Orlando papers and my research as a travel agent. (Sometimes it helps to be a travel agent).
Their first day had a flew blips but they are handling it well. The best part for us is they have traveled with us and with groups before but this is their first solo trip. They have to rely on each other. This was important to me that they have a strong relationship. My daughter asked if she could take her brother when her friend decided she just would not enjoy it during Covid for her first real Disney trip. They are now planning a graduation trip in two years.
Magic Band doesn’t work? We need to go to guest relations and get if fixed. Lightening starts while we are on the Skyliner? We need to get off at the Riviera Resort. The bus they say is there to get us back to the resort doesn’t arrive how do we get back to the resort? They figured it out. I am incredibly proud of them.
And yes, we will be self quarantining when they get home next week.