Sunday, July 19, 2009

Surprisology 101

As you may remember, we are all about a surprise here at the GRITS household. And we've pulled off another one this past week.

About 3 weeks before our semi-planned beach vacation, we realized it just wasn't going to work out. We were going to have to switch to Plan B....which did not exist! The hubby found a great deal for a 5 day cruise which just happened to coincide with our vacation week.

We jumped on the opportunity and decided to keep it a secret from the kids. The secret would not be revealed until we pulled up to the cruise terminal. After all, packing clothes for a cruise is just like packing for the beach.

Of course, we got the usual questions from the kids, "when are we going to the beach?" and "are we staying in the same place as last year?" We kept our answers short and sweet, "we are going to the Gulf" and "no, we are not staying in the same place."

They fell for it.... hook, line, and sinker!

I had the camera rolling when we pulled up in the cruise terminal. It is priceless:


It took them a few minutes to figure out exactly what was going on...and I wasn't sure the Princess was going to catch on for all the outside distractions, i.e. the german shepherd and a limo when we first pulled in.

I will post on each day of the cruise this week because it's too much to share in one post. So y'all come back now ya' hear?!


Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

You guys are such fun parents! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

Penni said...

I love it when she says to the effect..."But we're going to the Gulf". LOVE IT! Missing y'all in Sunday School (well, I was actually reading to 2 year olds) but I figure we'd have all laughed at you if you'd walked in drunk because your equilibrium is still all out of whack....

jennifer said...

That is priceless. Have a great time!

The Source said...

Surprises are so much fun! I can never keep a secret long enough to pull one off. I hope your trip is amazing.

Jenny said...

That is awesome! I can just imagine the fun!

Kirby3131 said...

What a hoot! They are going to have a blast. Cruising is so much fun.