Oh Patsie...been there, done that. Only Busch gardens, not Disney. The crowds...lines...Oh MY! I took a lounge chair and sat under a tree while they 'did their thing'. That way I was somewhat involved yet didn't and couldn't do all the trekking through the park.
I know how difficult it can be to deal with 'step children and grandchildren'. My husband's son and grand daughter visited a few summers ago and after repeated instructions to be kind to my dogs, she stood on a chair and jumped on my Dalmations back. The dog nipped her. It is so hard to bite your tongue!
I hope you decide to do whatever makes YOU most comfortable. Because most don't understand the flare than can result from such an excursion, it's easy for them to jump to the wrong conclusions. After all...'You don't look sick to me"! LOL!
Family politics are the absolute worst!!! Acck!! Hate these problems. And trust me girlfriend.. I've got plenty of them.
I decided in this life ..( lol.. feel like I've lived more than one lifetime in this body), I was going to make it abundantly clear that I am NOT a kid person. Going to ball games and ballots are not my cup of tea, neither is going to a theme park with a bunch of obnoxious brats. I know that sounds a bit cold, but its the truth. I don't like to be around kids too much. Even when I was a kid I felt that way. Its just the way I am.
Disney alone is excruciating enough without the kids!!! I had to go there alot back in my pagent days.. hated it!! Too much walking and noise. I don't like rides and I would rather have a root canal than stand in lines with crowds of people in the hot sun. LOL.... Have I talked you out of it yet?? Have I given you your amo for your argument with your husband? Do you think HE really wants to go?? I'm sure you guys have been there tons of times since you live nearby. Maybe he wants you to go because he doesn't want to go so much either.. watta ya think?
If that doesn't work, then why don't you tell him you think you'll need to rent one of those scooter thingos, because you don't know if you can walk all that much... maybe he'll get it then.
Its getting close to my bedtime.. I'm gonna go sleep on this problem and see if I can "dream" something else up. Till then, I sure hope you can fanagle your way out of this one. I know you've been on entertaining overload lately.
OK.. well, I tried sleeping on it. Didn't sleep well though, this stupid thing with my eye is getting really out of control.... very painful. When I woke up my eye (you know the area where the bags under your eyes live), was extremely swollen, its sticking out as far as my nose (I'm NOT kidding). I can hardly see out of that eye.
I really didn't come up with anything that was brilliant. Sorry, Sweetie. But I think if you DO go, you should keep your distance. If you don't go, I think it's important that hubby understands that the combo of noise, needy kids and all of the walking around is more than you can take right now.
I know how hard it is to have family that really makes you crazy, but you have to make believe that you like them. When they don't get it when it comes to the fibro thing it only makes things worse.
Wish I could've been more helpful. Sorry you're bummed out about this and I don't blame you a bit for feeling really conflicted about it.
Sometimes we have to "suck it up" and take one for the team. This is an important FAMILY outing for your husband and will cause unneccesary Ill will if you do not attend.
I understand your reluctance and hope you find the strength to make it through unscathed... :)
I think your on to an idea Patsie- fibrofog! What?? We were supposed to meet when!!? Huh?? Really? I forgot. Oh my gosh, I'm sorry we missed you guys- geesh, this dang fibrofog that comes with fibro!!