The Original NDM

The family of an obsessed Disney individual is always an interesting one. They have to be in order to love and embrace the idiosyncrasies that are becoming of this Disney-slanted personality. My family is no exception. Composed of a reluctant husband and three capricious children, my family does its best to accommodate me.

I am the Neurotic Disney Mom (NDM). I wake up each morning with one purpose in life: to indoctrinate my family into Disney culture and nurture a compulsive fascination towards the Disney brand. My hope is that in time my efforts will produce a love for Disney in them that is independent of me, whichโ€”in turnโ€”will help my loved ones achieve good mental health. To accomplish my goal, I institute various methods of brainwashing. I design elaborate Disney vacation plans and concoct rigid Disney lifestyle principles for my family to revere. I faithfully instruct my children so that their value system and academic understandings are firmly established with an explicit Disney sensibility. But most of all, I play the role of enthusiastic coach in the practical application of the disciplines for a “Disney Driven Life”.

Sometimes my tactics are subtle such as playing Disney music, hanging pictures of Disney characters in our home and stocking our playroom with Disney toys. At other times I am more aggressive in my mission. I have been known to initiate analysis discussions about classic Disney films. I have also sprung Disney pop-quizzes on the family during dinner. And for our weekly “Family Night”, games such as Memory Game-the Disney Edition, Disney Pictionary DVD Game and Disney Monopoly are staples. As I create this instructional environment for my loved ones, I dream of passing on a heritage of Disney neuroticism that will serve as a framework for our familyโ€™s identity throughout our years together, and I am very deliberate in my work towards achieving this goal.

The path I have chosen is not an easy one. I often face obstacles that perplex me such as a limited financial budget, my childrenโ€™s short attention spans and a husband whose interest in Disney only exists to preserve our marriage. However, my insatiable preoccupation with Disney persists, and I intend to prevail in my chosen battle. For this reason, I continue to creatively navigate my way around these roadblocks in the hope that one day I will accomplish the mission for which I was born.

  • I just KNEW there had to be more of us out there! I applaud you. I support you. I am you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I just KNEW there had to be more of us out there! I applaud you. I support you. I am you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Lissa.

    You sound like you need to become an official Neurotic Disney Person and “Be Counted!” All interested parties can apply for a position in the Neurotic Disney Community by selecting the “Be Counted!” page and following its instructions. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Hi Lissa.

    You sound like you need to become an official Neurotic Disney Person and “Be Counted!” All interested parties can apply for a position in the Neurotic Disney Community by selecting the “Be Counted!” page and following its instructions. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Love Disney also!!!!!

  • Love Disney also!!!!!

  • Denise

    Glad it’s not just me. My husband calls me a Disney-aholic. I just can’t seem to get enough! We go to Disney every winter. When we get home my husband says “next year we’re going some place different”. We sure do, we stay at a different resort in Disney!

  • Denise

    Glad it’s not just me. My husband calls me a Disney-aholic. I just can’t seem to get enough! We go to Disney every winter. When we get home my husband says “next year we’re going some place different”. We sure do, we stay at a different resort in Disney!

  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
    I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
    If you can dream it, you can do it.
    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
    Laughter is America’s most important export.
    We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us. Walt Disney Wisdom

    Wisdom from your sage

  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
    I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
    If you can dream it, you can do it.
    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
    Laughter is America’s most important export.
    We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us. Walt Disney Wisdom

    Wisdom from your sage

  • Maybe Disney should pay you?

  • Maybe Disney should pay you?

  • I am very much in favor of that idea! LOL! DISNEY, are you listening????

  • I am very much in favor of that idea! LOL! DISNEY, are you listening????

  • Jenn

    I can honestly say that I will be a NDM in the near future. For the time being, I am a neurotic Disney cousin.

  • Jenn

    I can honestly say that I will be a NDM in the near future. For the time being, I am a neurotic Disney cousin.

  • I am so glad to have you among us. If you would like to make it “official.” Go to the “Be Counted!” page, and follow the “application process” there. Hee, hee! Hope to hear from you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I am so glad to have you among us. If you would like to make it “official.” Go to the “Be Counted!” page, and follow the “application process” there. Hee, hee! Hope to hear from you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kathy G-NDGM#1

    Hi NDM#1! Popping in to update you on DGD’s Disney indoctrination (oops – I mean education). She is now 29 months old and a veteran of 3 trips to the World. Recently, after taking her afternoon nap, she came downstairs, picked up her little Minnie purse, put on her little Cinderella sunglasses, and announced to all: “Let’s go!” After bewildered looks amongst ourselves, I asked: “Go where?” She very matter-of-factly said: ” To see Mickey Mouse!” That’s my girl- the training proceeds successfully!

  • Kathy G-NDGM#1

    Hi NDM#1! Popping in to update you on DGD’s Disney indoctrination (oops – I mean education). She is now 29 months old and a veteran of 3 trips to the World. Recently, after taking her afternoon nap, she came downstairs, picked up her little Minnie purse, put on her little Cinderella sunglasses, and announced to all: “Let’s go!” After bewildered looks amongst ourselves, I asked: “Go where?” She very matter-of-factly said: ” To see Mickey Mouse!” That’s my girl- the training proceeds successfully!

  • This is adorable and an example of the types of moments I live for!

  • This is adorable and an example of the types of moments I live for!

  • James

    Howdy. I’m trying to do this on some scale with my family. I have it a lot easier though. My job is transforming my wife from a Disney nut to an insane Disney fanatic. That’s somewhat like trying to turn a social drinker into an alcoholic. She’s been deprived from all the classic live action films, so we’re going film by film on my chronological list, watching every film (live action and animation) that we can. Good luck in your indoctrination.

  • James

    Howdy. I’m trying to do this on some scale with my family. I have it a lot easier though. My job is transforming my wife from a Disney nut to an insane Disney fanatic. That’s somewhat like trying to turn a social drinker into an alcoholic. She’s been deprived from all the classic live action films, so we’re going film by film on my chronological list, watching every film (live action and animation) that we can. Good luck in your indoctrination.

  • I hope that you both decided to become official NDPs by going to the “Be Counted” page and shooting me an e-mail with your pertinent info. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I hope that you both decided to become official NDPs by going to the “Be Counted” page and shooting me an e-mail with your pertinent info. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Paul

    I just found your site thru Cooking with Mickey. I thought I was the only one, boy was I wrong. 2 years ago i convinced my brothers to go in with me to buy a “vacation” house 4.5 miles from WDW. Since that time I am on my 3rd renewal of annual pass. My ultimate goal is to move there when my daughter graduates HS. But that is not for another 13 years. Unil then, I need to figure out a way to convince my wife that its a good idea.

  • Just have her come down and meet us all. We’ll get her down to 3 years and a school transfer ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Wow. You just summed up my entire life right there, in much better words than I ever could! My husband is constantly saying that I’m “brainwashing” our children and shoving Disney down their throats at every chance I get. He is right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Couldn’t have said this better myself. Excellent.