Sunday, October 14, 2007


We tried, we really did. But the BH was losing interest in this holiday, and as I had scrapbooks and bits ready (and didn’t want to be alone in my excitement!), we had to tell them.

But I think I made a mistake opening with ‘We can’t afford Christmas,’ and adding that ‘We’re not eating Christmas dinner with Nana and Papa this year,’ went down like a lead balloon with P was near crying, J and R and was already sulking, and poor S was totally confused. Bringing out the scrapbooks wrapped in Christmas paper helped with the 3 youngest, but by then R was so deep in his funk to care that more presents were arriving. A glimmer of a smile broke from R when P unwrapped an aeroplane and we told R to work it out!

It took just seconds to realize it meant Disney, but another couple of minutes for them to grasp we didn’t mean just EuroDisney, but the big one, in Florida.

The girls bounced about telling us how much they loved us (you’d think they already did, but apparently now ‘They really mean it’!) P was too stunned to do anything, and R sulked because he didn’t believe us (sometimes I wonder if that boy has actually been raised by *me*, I mean, would I joke about something like this?!!!!!)

Of course within the hour R had perked up and was driving us mad with endless questions, and I can tell P is bubbling as he sits staring at the pictures of the villa we’re renting (and yes, they’re already arguing over who gets which room), the girls seem to forget for a few minutes at a time then suddenly remember and burst in a High School Musical song!

I seriously doubt they’ll do a lick of work at school this week.


Blogger rdl said...

How exciting!!!
I was just onine trying to book fare to fla. from here in the states and couldn't belive it was going to cost us 450 a piece!!!
forget it might as well come over to yr. parts.

Monday, October 15, 2007 1:45:00 am  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

The excitement will grow and grow until you go!

Monday, October 15, 2007 8:49:00 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Glad they're excited. It would be a bit annoying if they said they'd rather visit a nice museum, wouldn't it?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 7:08:00 am  
Blogger rdl said...

Tag you're it!

Thursday, November 08, 2007 10:12:00 pm  
Blogger Monique said...

It's been ages since I've been over here... I hope you enjoy your trip to Disney World! We're Orlando locals with annual passes, so we're over there frequently. I can definitely give you any tips on things not to miss, if you want them!

Friday, November 09, 2007 2:39:00 pm  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2007 1:04:00 pm  
Blogger rdl said...

Can't wait to hear about yr. trip. We're going in Feb.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:55:00 am  

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