At 6:30 pm last night I herded Princess and Dude out to the car. They said, Where are we going? I told them it was a surprise. Princess said I hope we go to a Christmas party with Frosty. Dude said, I’m excited Mom!
When we got to the airport I asked, Where are we? Dude said, WE’RE AT THE AIRPORT!!
Lucky for me they still didn’t know “who” we were picking up.
On the way to the car I said, “Did we trick you? Did we tell you Daddy wasn’t coming home until July?” The kids agreed and said it was a good surprise.
The next 15 days will probably fly by all too quickly. I’m looking forward to enjoying our time together as a family and dreading that we only have this brief window of time.
Surprise number two…the kids don’t know we are celebrating Christmas early with the Army Man. I can’t wait to hear the shrieks when we tell them Santa made a special early visit just for our family.