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Monday, August 6


No, the kids still don't know. We decided to see how long it takes them to figure it out. We have refused to confirm or deny any/all guesses as to our destination.

I am revelling in my kids' distress. It's been fun to mess with them a little. Witness the conversation between Boo and me, after we got in the car yesterday.
Boo: Mama, please tell me where we are going!
Me: No, it's a surprise.
Boo: I promise not to tell Scott or the other kids.
Me: No, it's a surprise.
Boo: Will you tell me the first letter of where we are going?
Me: OK, the first letter is "S".
Boo: "S"... what starts with "S"?
Me: "Surprise"
Boo: MOM! I'm being serious!
Me: So am I.
Boo: So... where we are going really starts with "S"?
Me: Yes, Boo. "Surprise" really starts with "S".
We gave them their packing lists last night. Threw in all kinds of random items just to throw them off. For instance, the big kids are using their backpacks. (I got them for camp this year, as there was a screaming sale and they LOVE them.) I let it drop that they would have to carry them a long ways, so now JJ is convinced we are going backpacking.

That's right... they don't even know we will be going on a plane. Not sure how we are going to explain why they need to put their toothpaste and deodorant in baggies, but I am sure we can come up with something. Or, we'll just let it be part of the mystery.

I will be keeping my camera at the ready, hoping to capture that moment when they all realize what's happening.


keeneye said...

I am SO excited to hear what happens!!! I feel like I'm going, too!

Live on the Fly Studio said...

C'mon, Jen, you have to put toothpaste and deodorant in the plastic bags because BEARS might smell them if you don't! Wish I could be a fly on the wall when they finally figure out where they're going and how they're getting there!