Dear Snarky – Save Me from a DIsney Family Vacation

Dear Snarky,

My in-laws have put together a trip to Disney World in June to celebrate some family milestones like graduating from high school and big anniversaries. The problem is that I have relatives who are actively plotting how they’re going to get around the Disney World mask rules. They’re now even part of a large group chat about how to not wear a mask while at Disney World.

Honestly, this makes me not want to go. I don’t want to spend my entire vacation listening to family complain and then try to “out smart” Disney. It sounds exhausting and a disaster waiting to happen. When I told my husband this he said we have to go or his parents feelings would be hurt.

At this point I think it would be worth hurting their feelings. Although my in-laws organized the trip everyone is still paying their own way so the last thing I want to do is waste a ton of money on a “vacation” that has a lot of potential to suck.

Is there any way we can gracefully get out of this?

Signed, Save Me

Dear Save Me,

Yes, there is a way to get out of going on this vacation. It’s very simple. Use your adult voice and say no. As in, “No we can’t go but y’all have a wonderful time.”

I’m certain your in-laws will be disappointed to hear your change of plans but they’ll get over it and about half-way through what sounds like a Disney debacle they might wish they were back home with you.

Because if there’s one thing I know it’s that no one is going to “out smart” Disney. They’re masters at enforcing a code of conduct and their rules clearly state that you have to wear a mask unless you’re in a dining or “relaxation area” or are taking socially distanced photos. If your family members consistently try to break these rules I’m almost certain they’ll get bounced from the happiest place on Earth.

Good Lord help me but I can see your in-laws then saying since Aunt Clueless and Uncle Dumb Ass were kicked out of the park now no one is going to go in solidarity with the persona non grata family members.

Frankly, I’d rather have a non-medicated colonoscopy than spend thousands of dollars of my hard earned dollars experiencing this level of family bonding.

So, stay strong, embrace the power of no and enjoy not experiencing a vacation that will be held hostage by misguided relatives.

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