The kids still don't know.
I have no idea how we kept it from them.
That's right. We have managed to keep them in the dark about our Disney trip.... that starts TOMORROW! ;)
Tomorrow, we will take the boys to school, as usual. We will pack and send their lunches, as usual. They will go through their morning, as usual.
THEN, at about 10:30, they will get a call from the office saying something like this: "Mrs. D.... please send DS #1 to the office. He is leaving for the week and going to Disney World."
HOW COOL WILL THAT BE?
We thought about not telling them until we were actually on the road. But, we want them to have that few seconds where all eyes are on them and every kid thinks about how lucky and cool they are. EVERY kid needs that at some point in his or her life, don't you think?
So, today, we are running around like crazy. Hubby is making sure the FTU is in good repair and cleaned out. We have snacks.... LOTS of snacks. We are doing laundry. We are packing. I am trying to get the rest of my cards out. :-s
I need to bake some bread that I'm selling. Clean out the fridge. Wipe down the bathrooms. Clean the kitchen. Gather all the trash. I do NOT want a stinky/smelly house. You never realize how stinky/smelly the house is until you leave it locked up for a few days... or in our case, a week.
I will not be doing my "Christmas Quote of the Day" until the 14th, probably. We get in on the 12th, but I have a party that night... don't even know if I will make it home before that. Then, the next day, I have church and 2 parties. THEN, we start to recover from our trip... actually, no. DH will help with kids and I will work on getting my candies made for my gifts and put the finishing touches on the Kindergarten Christmas party.
Please pray for us for travel mercies. DH is taking his computer, but for reservations and such. I am going to try to stay away from blog, Facebook and email. To my friends who may need me, you have my cell number. Call and leave a message and I'll get back with you.
AND WITH THAT, I'M OUTTA HERE!!!