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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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What a wonderful and generous gift! Looking forward to hearing more.
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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 can't wait. Joining in.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:09 PM   #7
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I sooo wish I had an aunt and uncle like you!!!!!

Cant wait to hear all about it
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Awesome! I'm just waiting on my niece and nephew to get old enough (1 and 3 in June). Then I can be the cool aunt!

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So, as you can imagine, we’re trying to do this right. The plan is to leave really early on Tuesday morning, the 30th and head down to Disney World, a place these two kids have never been to. We’re not going to a theme park, though. “WHAT” you say. HOW CAN YOU DARE TO TAKE THESE KIDS ON THEIR FIRST EVER TRIP TO WDW AND NOT TAKE THEM TO THE MAGIC KINGDOM?

It’s not our choice. Mom and Dad have committed to taking them to WDW as soon as both kids are big enough to ride all the rides, and not before. And they want to be the first ones to see the kids reaction when they do. So, no theme parks, but anything else at WDW is fair game.

Which leaves just enough room for Aunt and Uncle to come up with a plan for a day and a half. And boy do we have a plan. Dinner on Tuesday night at the Rainforest Café, a character breakfast at Chef Mickey’s on Wednesday, dinner at T-Rex Wednesday night. We’ll be riding the monorails during the day on Wednesday, taking a ride on the riverboat to Port Orleans, and for the big moment of the pre-cruise trip…we’ve got reservations for Niece at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on Wednesday. Yeah, it’s a lot, and we’re flexible, so we expect that something’s not going to work out. We know it’s different with kids. You don’t have to remind us.

Another surprise is that around 1:00 in the afternoon, Niece and Nephew are going to turn around to find Grandpa walking up. You see, he only gets to see them a couple of times a year since he lives in Ohio and we all live in South Carolina. They have no idea he’s coming. (Of course, as of this moment, they have no idea we’re going on a trip at all.) We mentioned the cruise idea to him last year, and he absolutely jumped all over it. So he’s joining us and will be staying next door.

13 days to go until we leave.
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So, as you can imagine, we’re trying to do this right. The plan is to leave really early on Tuesday morning, the 30th and head down to Disney World, a place these two kids have never been to. We’re not going to a theme park, though. “WHAT” you say. HOW CAN YOU DARE TO TAKE THESE KIDS ON THEIR FIRST EVER TRIP TO WDW AND NOT TAKE THEM TO THE MAGIC KINGDOM?

It’s not our choice. Mom and Dad have committed to taking them to WDW as soon as both kids are big enough to ride all the rides, and not before. And they want to be the first ones to see the kids reaction when they do. So, no theme parks, but anything else at WDW is fair game.

Which leaves just enough room for Aunt and Uncle to come up with a plan for a day and a half. And boy do we have a plan. Dinner on Tuesday night at the Rainforest Café, a character breakfast at Chef Mickey’s on Wednesday, dinner at T-Rex Wednesday night. We’ll be riding the monorails during the day on Wednesday, taking a ride on the riverboat to Port Orleans, and for the big moment of the pre-cruise trip…we’ve got reservations for Niece at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on Wednesday. Yeah, it’s a lot, and we’re flexible, so we expect that something’s not going to work out. We know it’s different with kids. You don’t have to remind us.

Another surprise is that around 1:00 in the afternoon, Niece and Nephew are going to turn around to find Grandpa walking up. You see, he only gets to see them a couple of times a year since he lives in Ohio and we all live in South Carolina. They have no idea he’s coming. (Of course, as of this moment, they have no idea we’re going on a trip at all.) We mentioned the cruise idea to him last year, and he absolutely jumped all over it. So he’s joining us and will be staying next door.

13 days to go until we leave.
Just a heads up- since your niece and nephew are 5-6 do they scare easy -or are they the types that are dare devils and love a thrill? T-rex can be scary for those that scare easy- my son just turned 9 when we took him and loved it. I've tried to do Rainforest twice -the last time they literally sat us under the elephant's but- service was extremely slow just to get drinks so we ended up leaving before ever ordering anything. Food at T-Rex was really good and they have a build a dino workshop( just like build a bear) Ask for the ice cave if you do T-Rex- .
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LOVE IT! Can't wait to read more!!!
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:38 PM   #12
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Well...more it is. One week to blast off and what happens? Mom and Dad change their mind about the way they want to do things.

Now listen to this...they're going to drive, on Saturday, from the Upstate of South Carolina all the way to Key West with the kids. Spend Sunday and Monday goofing around on Key West. Drive on Tuesday to meet us in Orlando and drop the kids off with us, and then back to Key West to spend Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We tried to tell them how much driving they were in store for, but they won't listen. We also informed them that the kids needed to be in Orlando by about 3 PM in order to have a chance for us to keep the schedule we had for them. That makes their wakeup call in Key West for around 5 AM.

I think they've lost it.
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A Mozart TR...WITH KIDS

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Awesome! We cant read to hear how this goes. If its easier than taking our kids... well, I'll trade you... and even throw in a bag of used hockey pucks!
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Well...more it is. One week to blast off and what happens? Mom and Dad change their mind about the way they want to do things.

I think they've lost it.
Yup, I think so. Poor Uncle and Aunt Mozart - those are going to be pretty tired kids on that first day. Any possibility of getting them to change their plans.
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