When these parents packed up the car, got the kids strapped in and broke out the camera to reveal the big surprise, they were probably expecting their kids to be thrilled to find out they were headed to Disney World. They were half right. The daughter is all-in. Gavin, however, responds as if he just found out his parents are sending him to an all-girls school called Cootie Elementary.
The problem could be the clue that tipped off his sister, because the first word she says is "monsters." If she'd pulled out an item and said "Mickey," or "Ariel," things might've turned out differently. But when your kid is four and finds out the family is headed to a place with monsters, all bets are off.
This isn't the first time a surprise Disney trip has made a child cry. Sometimes the whole gang bums out. And it's not just Disney trips - springing a new little brother on a kid can be stressful as well.
If you are going to surprise your kids with anything, it's probably best to avoid mentioning monsters.
(by Jonathan Corbett)