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Old 03-16-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Life Stinks Season 4: The Surprise

Let me tell you a little secret. And no, it’s not a secret wedding.

You see, there once was this couple who liked going on Disney cruises. They went on cruises with his parents, her parents, his brother, and even by themselves. They’ve already even planned an Alaska cruise. But there’s one thing they haven’t done.

Every time they come home from a Disney cruise they begin playing with their niece and nephew who are now 4 (5 by the time of the cruise) & 6 years old. They threw a couple of DCL House Parties and got them involved. They play the Castaway Club CD to which the kids know the song titles to everyone of the songs. They show pictures from the cruise and make the kids look in awe at them with Pluto, Donald Duck, and Brent Davies. They enrapture the kids with magnificent tales of Mickey Mouse rescuing them from pirates in the open ocean. Basically….they torture them.

And then, one day while they’re sitting there…Aunt comes up with an idea. “Why don’t we take the kids on a cruise ourselves. And let’s make it a surprise.” Thus, the secret. Thus, Uncle comes down with a severe case of heartburn. We take care of these kids for 2-3 hours and we’re ready to hand them off to mom and dad! She’s talking about 3 days minimum! Plus two for travel. We’ll be pulling our hair out!

But Aunt tends to get what she wants because Uncle is well…scared of her. So it winds up that in just a few days the 4 of us will be piled into a car heading for Florida. Niece and nephew won’t know what’s going on yet. And once we get to Florida, they’ll get a surprise of being joined by grandpa. But they won’t know that they’re going on Mickey’s boat until they can see it. Either Aunt and Uncle are in for the funnest trip of their lives, or we’re going to be absolutely exhausted.

We leave in two weeks….
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Cant wait to hear how it goes! Sounds like so much fun - you will be the coolest aunt and uncle ever

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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What a wonderful and generous gift! Looking forward to hearing more.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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This sounds absolutely awesome. Keep up updated.

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Old 03-17-2010, 10:33 AM   #5
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This TR should be even better than your last 3- through the eyes of children a whole new perspective, can't wait!!
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:36 AM   #6
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I have always wished someone would do this for my kids. Enjoy them!
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:19 AM   #8
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Have a great time. What a wonderful treat for Grandpa as well.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:22 AM   #9
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Just briefly de-lurking to say:

"Yeay, another Mozart trip report! Loved them all, never made myself noticed, probably never will again either but am looking forward to every word of it!"

Okay, quickly back into lurkdom ...
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Hopefully you can get a chance to take (and post) a video of the kids reaction when they see the ship!!!! Have a wonderful cruise!!!
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:03 PM   #11
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Good Luck Buddy!!!

& I bet he doesn't have a cat 3!!!

Ohh God... they left yesterday... think the valium has kicked in yet???

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Old 05-23-2010, 09:29 PM   #12
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Pull this one with my 6 year old son. Flew from Utah to FLorida told him we were going to visit friends and ended up on the Disney cruise ship. Great surprise. Your neice and nephew will love it. What a great idea!
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Subbing! Can't wait to hear more...

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Old 06-01-2010, 04:15 PM   #14
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wow, I was afraid I'd miss the whole TR by checking in this late-nope, it's just gettin started!
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:51 PM   #15
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Looking forward to hearing more!

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