Anyway, I'm so excited about the trip (and so overwhelmed with what needs to be done before we leave) that I'm finding it hard to sleep. This is nothing new for me. I usually find it hard to sleep whenever we plan to go somewhere. My to-do list, which is already long on a normal day, becomes easily twice as long AND has a definitive deadline when we're planning a trip. I insist on having the house clean before we ever go out of town. It drives my husband crazy. He doesn't understand why the house has to be cleaner when we're gone than it is while we're living in it. Or why it's OK to leave it untidy when we're out shopping and strolling around town, but not OK if we're spending the night elsewhere. When put that way, it does sound sort of irrational.
My initial argument has always been, "I just don't want to come home to a dirty house." Which is absolutely true! But it does beg the question why it doesn't bother me to come home to a mess unless we're away overnight. Actually, it bothers me to come home to a mess anytime. I just don't typically make a fuss over it unless we're going out of town. When I'm asked why that's different, I don't really have an answer besides, "It just is". I don't know how well that answer works at your house, but in ours, not so much. lol
Better get back to my packing and cleaning now, since sleep is still eluding me. I am curious, though. Do you also go into "cleaning overhaul mode" before leaving to go out of town? If so, what reasons do you give to justify your behavior? Also, if you've been to Disney World, what tips can you offer for a successful and relaxing visit? And don't say, "Don't go!" Haha. That's not an option. :)