HELP! My wife is in love with a MOUSE!
Am I married to an Addict?
I do not consider myself the jealous type, but I must admit, this Mickey character was making me a bit worried! At first I thought nothing of this “little” crush on this little rodent. My love and attention towards her would make ME the main man in her life. Boy was I wrong!! My first clue that things were not going as I planned was when my nickname suddenly became, of all things, Mickey! Now you must understand that God, in his gracious and humorous ways, did bless me with extra cartilage on both sides of my head! Something that was difficult to deal with growing up. So I thought, ok my wife thinks my ears are “cute” and they remind her of her childhood crush. No problem, right? Wrong! I suddenly became “her Mickey”! Not babe, not honey, not sweetie, just…MICKEY!!
I started to wonder who I was being compared to. Who is this big eared character my wife was incessantly talking about? So I hacked into her computer and there it was. In full color! The background screen, the screen saver, the mouse pointer, the darn mouse pad, everything was Disney! That day I started to understand why she would tear up when she would hear the song Good Life by One Republic. I wondered why I had not noticed that all her pajamas had Mickey Mouse all over them. The times she would tell me she had a second father whose name was Walt and I thought, ok I have never seen a picture of her stepdad anywhere! Because I consider myself to be an intelligent man, I quickly came to the correct conclusion that I was indeed married to a Disney Addict which, by the way, is a not so scientifically verified form of addiction according to the folks over at Chip & Co. Although at first she denied having an “addiction” for fear of an all out family intervention, she couldn’t deny that fact that she would completely break down while watching the commercial and singing ” It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas”. Or when she would say just before going somewhere in the car..”Driver, All Clear! BEEP, BEEP” Things really got weird (not that anything has been normal at this point.) when she started “Disney Speak”. This is the special language Disney addicts use. Yes my wife is not the only person with this affliction. Apparently there are thousands, if not millions out there and not one single support group or MAA (Mickey Addicts Anonymouse) group these people can attend. There is no known cure for this addiction, only a temporary, short lived dose of over the counter medicine. Some of these are.. WDW, MK, AK, DHS, DTD, DL, DCA and EC. Caution: if you happen to know the names of any of these abbreviations, you may have a predisposition for this type of addiction.
So, after 4 plus years of marriage and only one trip to Disney as a family, I have been able to come to grips with my wife’s addiction. I have become something that an addict doesn’t need. I am an enabler! I must admit that this Disney thing is kind of fun. I too have Mickey PJ’s, a few t-shirts and Disney hats. I must admit that her love of all things Disney is quite cute and contagious. I love to see the kid that comes out every time she sings along to a Disney song or how happy she gets when we visit the Disney store. She has also been able to turn her passion into something she can share with the world when she started her own blog Center of Magic. (Shameless Plug) Truth be told, I am one visit away from becoming an addict myself. To that end, I am going to both help my wife with her addiction and give myself a dose of preventive medicine by becoming AP’s (annual pass holders for those non-addicts). We shall keep you posted on the progress of our condition and pray that we will never find a cure. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust ºoº
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