by seraphimsong - Posted Sat June 21, 2008 @ 8:50 PM
First of all, I am so sorry to hear about your illness. I lost my mother when I was just 15 and I hope that you can have more time with your children.
I totally understand where you are coming from here. I cannot believe all the people that are saying such negative things. I agree with you that there should have been more supervision in the disney club. I use to work daycare, and we would have 20 two year olds to each "teacher" [ totally out of regs, but we were sooooo understaffed ] and could keep them better organized. TWO YEAR OLDS!! They should have different counselors providing activities such as a coloring table, maybe a movie going, play-doh, painting, etc. If they were to have organized activities, it wouldn't be complete chaios.
I agree that the children should not be able to page a parent for any reason. The whole purpose of having them in the club is knowing they are being taken care of while you and your significant other are out enjoying dinner. I am a mom also, and understand that yes, sometimes your child will miss you but that is no reason to be paged. Being that I also use to work for a daycare I know that you can usually very easily occupy the child with a change of activity.
I cannot believe that they did not call you when she had her accident. Perhaps they had just gotten her in there? Or maybe they were afraid you would complain about them and thought it to be better to just get her cleaned up and play it down as no big deal. Either way, if they can page you to see her picture, or just say hi, I would DEFINATELY be upset that they would not page for this. That is just ridiculous...
As for the all ignorant people that are bashing you for putting your children in the club and accusing them of "ruining" your trip, I apologize. There is nothing wrong with taking a couple hours for you and your spouse to be together. That is the whole idea behind a cruise like this. I understand that you knowing that you are ill and not knowing how much time you have, its just as important to spend time with your spouse alone as it is to spend time with the whole family.
Do not listen to these people who obviously cannot read a blog and understand your point of view.
I'm sorry you had such issues with this cruise and hope that you can get more time to enjoy with your family, but just remember this, its the little things they will remember. I remember my mom putting on the radio and dancing silly around the kitchen while cooking dinner, or going and getting ice cream with her, more than any vacation we ever took. :)