Hi. Dad here with Dad's Tip of the Week. Okay, maybe it's not so much a tip of the week as just a random thought, but here we go. Yesterday, Mrs. Mom came walking into the office, as she does from time to time, and she was holding Dad's new book, Dad's Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning
She had it in her hands. She had just finished reading it. It's the first time she read it. She was going through and proofreading it and she came in and she just walked in the office and said, "Thanks a lot."
Okay, it was a little bit sarcastic. Yeah, it was a lot of sarcastic. "Why? What did I do?" I said.
She said, "Now I've got ADVBS before you go." What's ADVBS before you go? "It's ADVBS before you go to Disney World. This thing (showing me the book) has got me so excited to go to Disney World, I'm ready to go. I want to go today." I grabbed our little countdown timer and told her it says we are 66 days away from our trip. (Heavy sigh, or should I say two heavy sighs.)
What do you do when you've got ADVBS before you go? First, you might want to know what is ADVBS. Well, let's just look at the book. It's right here in the book. It's actually right at the end of the book, the very last thing, because it is about what happens afterwards.
The chapter starts out with a video/song, Johnny Mathis, called " Too Much, Too Little, Too Late". It starts, "Yes, it's Over. Call it a day. Sorry that it had to end this way, no reason to pretend. We knew it had to end some day..."
And the book says, "The fun has come and gone. The magic is over. Now what? Yes, as Johnny said, we knew it had to end someday, but that doesn't make it any better. The trip is over and done, and next comes ADVBS."
My little buddy PIgment chimes in and says, "Dad, what is ADVBS? It sounds like a real scary disease."
We banter back and forth, but finally I say, "Okay, I've tormented you long enough. ADVBS is After Disney Vacation Blues Syndrome. Yes, it's a real thing. It happens to everyone, and it typically strikes right after a Disney vacation ends," but, as Mrs. Mom found out, it can strike anytime, like 66 days before a Disney vacation is supposed to begin.
We have discovered something new. We're calling it PDVBS. Pre-Disney Vacation Blues Syndrome. We can't wait. We're ready to go. We want to go so bad, so last night, guess what we did. We played Disney. But that's another subject for later.
That's it for today. Oops, before I go let's see about you. Have you ever experienced, or are you currently experiencing ADVBS or PDVBS? Let us know down in the comments.
That's it. We'll talk to you next week with Dad's Tip of the Week. Bye-bye.