So my husband and I waited for maybe a good week and a half since we made our Disney World reservations to tell our soon to be 5 year old that we are taking him there. I just wanted to create a simple card, made out of construction paper in the shape of the Mickey head,and say Surprise on it!! God bless my husband. He was racking his brain, thinking of bringing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to come into our house and play " When you wish upon a star" to make the big announcement. Well, not really but now that you are reading this Brian, don't you wish we would have done that? That would have brought waterworks to last for days.
The card was attached to one of the balloons, so Jack had to find it and read the card. Now here is where it got tricky. I made the card too small, so writing Surprise on it was sort of squished on the front. Then in making the card, I panicked a bit as I knew this was not just an ordinary birthday card. The message inside the card was " You are going to Disney World". I wrote it in white crayon and didn't come out as stellar looking as I thought it would look. It's crayon. What was I expecting?
As Jack read the message, we all looked at him with these huge smiles. As anyone knows, Jack is not the type of kid that goes "WWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW" and goes nuts. Jack is the most laid back and relaxed kid that we know. So after reading the card, we told him again that he was going to Disney World.
Just a quiet wow. Then he said thank you and that was it. Fanfare over. It wasn't til we started telling him of what he was going to see in Disney World and it wasn't til he talked to his cousin Nathalie that the WWWOOOOOWWW came out. Now Jack knows and we are less than a week from our trip.
Happy Birthday Jack. You deserve this and soooo much more.