A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was planning to take my kids to Disney World for the first time, and I was looking for some advice from some of you more experienced peeps who have been there before. Well, this past weekend, we finally broke the news to the kiddos that we were going. And we did it like this:
That’s right . . . it was a scavenger hunt!! The boys had to go around to different rooms, collecting gifts (one for each, in 4 different rooms), until they had them all and could go to the final room. I had also attached 6 little cards to the presents with a letter on each. Those 6 little letters would eventually spell out the final destination for our trip.
And so it began . . .
The first stop was THE PLAYROOM!
In case you couldn’t figure that one out . . . it’s THE BATHROOM.
Next stop . . . THE OFFICE.
Pretty obvious that this spot is THE KITCHEN.
Our last stop was THE LIVING ROOM (where we began our journey). Then, the boys had to take all the little cards attached to the gifts, each with one letter printed on it, and unscramble it to discover what word those letters spelled out. I was actually surprised at how long it took my oldest to figure it out, as he is very bright and can do crazy math problems in his head. I figured those 6 little letters wouldn’t stand a chance. But he struggled for a while, and my youngest just kept asking, “can we open our presents now?” So, even though my son doesn’t get my math idiocy (thankfully), he did inherit my inability to see the solution to scrambled words. It’s one of my very distinct weaknesses. I just can’t see it. It is so frustrating. And apparently, I passed this down to my son. Sorry, kid.
Finally though, with just a little help from his dad and me, he finally figured it out.
And that’s when we told them we would be going to Disney World in 3 weeks for their spring break. And then there was much excitement and cheering. And present opening, of course.
Now I have to start the overwhelming process of planning all of the details of this whole trip. Oy vey.
Wish me luck!!