Because it's not 100%, even though I have made the hotel reservations. BUT, we are probably going to Disneyland next week and I cannot stop dancing around the house and looking at disneyland.com to get in the spirit.
You don't understand. To most people, Disneyland is just Disneyland. Like someplace you go with your kid and shell out $1000+ on crap and food and more crap. But for me, planning a trip to Disneyland is a very calculated experience where I reserach the hell out of every hotel and compare prices on priceline, travelocity, expedia, and hotels. Priceline was the cheapest by the way.
We are doing it road trip style, so I don't know how Brandt will do in the car for 7+ hours, since he usually starts to get cranky at the hour 45 mark right before we get to my parents' house when we go to Chandler. But I do plan to bring the portable DVD and a few of his favorites: Cars, Letter Factory ... and probably some Elmo that I will check out of the library. And snacks. Lots of snacks.
The small details haven't yet been finalized, but I reserved the hotel so I feel like it's almost set in stone. I'm pretty sure we'll drive to L.A. Tuesday and go to the beach and Downtown Disney, spend Wednesday at Disneyland, and drive back Thursday. I know it's kind of whirlwind, but we don't want to spend a ton of money and I still haven't been able to convince Joe that you really need 3 days (minimum) of Disneyland to get your time and money's worth. So we are just going one day.
The one ting I haven't done yet ... tell my parents. This is a big deal for them, too ... especially my dad. I will tell them after I post this, because within hours my mom will be reading it anyway. This trip is just for me, Joe and Brandt ... I hope it doesn't rustle any feathers.