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Page 84 MARCH APRIL 2016 83 JOIN OUR FAMILY Share your thoughts stories insights advice and yes even frustrations and failures with Good Life Family. Email Sheryl Pidgeon or any member of the Good Life Family team. Good Morning Texas Paige McCoy Smith shares her wit on Spring Break an eager princess and the blessing of the credit card - Paige Let it Go goodPOINT It never ends does it You survived the holidays and Aunt Marthas annual fruit cake delivery and you rang in the New Year at a respectable 10 pm and now you can pour that cup of coffee or that quart of wine sit back and relax. WRONG Im still sweeping up pine needles while the sound of spring is rolling in like a freight train. Spring BREAK Give me a break I am back to planningand its no picnic. I know I sound like a whiner but trying to find a Spring Break destination that is entertaining for a 16-year-old a 12-year-old and a 5-year-old with an available budget of 62 cents can be well impossible. So I decided to consult with a mouse. You may know him. If not heres a hint. Whos the leader of the club... M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E I know I know its a little goofy of me to head to Magic Kingdom with such a tight budget. But thats where the ol credit card will come in handy. No doubt it will pain me to dole out 20 bucks for a bottled water with a Donald Duck label but the days of a true family vacation are slipping by. As it is I will have to demonstrate to my oldest son new and exciting ways to use his fingers other than texting and eating and give him a neck brace to keep his head upright rather than in the typical downward text positionbut its worth it Why Because of my 5-year-old. I get one more chance to watch a little girl witness magic and experience the happiest place on Earth. I get to see her squeal when she gets in the company of such royalty as Ariel or Cinderella or if were lucky Elsa the poor child may freeze out of sheer happiness if this Frozen princess makes an appearance. So my husband and I jumped in with both feet and a million dollar deposit and put the plan into action. However I made a fatal mistake. I told my little Victoria of our upcoming plan. Bad idea. LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. DO NOT TELL A CHILD THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE We have months before our Disney destination and Victoria has already packed. Every single day without exception she asks me if its time to go to Disney. I finally posted a calendar in her room where she could mark off the dates until D-Day. I shouldnt complain. I cant think of a time in recent past where I literally jumped up-and-down in anticipation. It is a gift seeing this joy through her eyes. I know its going to be tough trying to convince my boys to take one-more-spin on the Dumbo ride and endure the freaky dolls on the Small World ride. But I know they willthey will for their sister. And I get to watch at least one more time ALL of my kidsbe kids. No wonder why they call it Magic Kingdom. PS Look for me on WFAA Channel 8 Monday through Friday at 900 AM