Cranky and Happy that way

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Cranky and Happy that way

My roommate would love to use our DVC points to take his mother to Disney, but I'm just not sure she would enjoy herself. She's sort of cranky and proud of it. She says that she's an old woman and has earned the right to do whatever she pleases so everyone else should just get out of her way!

I would love to tell him to go ahead and take her, but I dread the thought of her complaining the entire time!

Has anyone else gone to Disney with a senior who is generally cranky? How did you handle it? DO you have any tips or advise you can offer?

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I would bring a young guy(like in his 60's) to keep her amused. (Forget me. I'm older.)
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Ooh, a "go with the flow" attitude is pretty crucial to the enjoyment of Disney, imo. I don't think I'd be too jazzed about taking her, unless she really, really wants to go, or if you know her well enough to know that she would like it, even if she doesn't think she would. The only advice that I can offer is distraction when she gets too cranky, and ignoring the crankiness when you can't overcome it. If someone is hellbent on being grumpy or negative, I've never been able to turn them around. Maybe others here have. Smile

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Well, it can either go really really well or really really bad! Don't think thee will be much in between on this one!

Personally, I would do it and get her a pair of ears and meet a character or 2. Or have he wear a First Time Visitor pin - surely that would crack her! And if she insists on being cranky still, tell her everyone else is off to make lasting memories and she can go sit in her room.

I know, that would be a horrible waste of DVC points, but I think everyone has their breaking point and you just need to find out what hers is to crack a smile!

Of course, I have no practical experience to back this up, but that's beside the point. Oh, wait....that's supposed to be the point. Um....er...

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JeffC wrote:
And if she insists on being cranky still, tell her everyone else is off to make lasting memories and she can go sit in her room.

LoL... I like the way you think laugh