Balancing Different Expectations

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Balancing Different Expectations

What are some of your best tips for balancing different vacation expectations when you are traveling with friends or family?

I like to make sure that I include activities I know others will enjoy, not just me.
We usually have at least one meal together a day.

Other than that my family vacations have sort of turned into a free for all where people come and go and meet up and part. I don't know what we'd do without our cell phones. laugh

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Kristen K. wrote:
I don't know what we'd do without our cell phones. laugh

My parents and I used to use walkie talkies before I had a phone at our local amusement park.

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I often worry so much about getting in what everyone else wants to do that I plan all of that at the expense of my own wish list. I feel guilty since we get to go down so often and usually the people we are bringing with us go only every few years if that. I'm trying to get better about making sure to fit in some of the things that I want to do or offering to split off if need be.

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Allie wrote:
I often worry so much about getting in what everyone else wants to do that I plan all of that at the expense of my own wish list. I feel guilty since we get to go down so often and usually the people we are bringing with us go only every few years if that. I'm trying to get better about making sure to fit in some of the things that I want to do or offering to split off if need be.

That just means you have to start going more just for "you" Allie!

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MrHub wrote:
Allie wrote:
I often worry so much about getting in what everyone else wants to do that I plan all of that at the expense of my own wish list. I feel guilty since we get to go down so often and usually the people we are bringing with us go only every few years if that. I'm trying to get better about making sure to fit in some of the things that I want to do or offering to split off if need be.

That just means you have to start going more just for "you" Allie!

That's why we've started trying to go several times a year. A trip for "me", a trip for the family, a trip for the extended family...more excuses to go back! awesome

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Kristen K. wrote:

We usually have at least one meal together a day.

Other than that my family vacations have sort of turned into a free for all where people come and go and meet up and part. I don't know what we'd do without our cell phones. laugh

But isn't that the best part? We have grown-ass kids who are capable of getting around on their own, at least at Disney! Plus, if you're late to dinner - tough. Go get quick service. I love hearing about everyone's adventures and not having to be tied to a mammoth group of people. How many times have you seen a group of people where the littles are melting down, the parents are arguing and the grandparents are just over it?

My motto - "Do you. See you at dinner. Love you, bye!"

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Becks534 wrote:
My motto - "Do you. See you at dinner. Love you, bye!"

Plus it gives you something to talk about when we all get back together! I love hearing the adventures that everyone had while we were doing our thing.