I'm gonna write a parenting book and call it Managing Expectations. How to excite and thrill your kids with very little effort. Because the other night we decided to surprise our kids with a drive around town to look a Christmas lights. (An already free, low key way to keep littles entertained.) So we put them in feety jimmies and loaded them up in the car.
They were so excited as we got ready to pull out of the driveway, this conversation happened:
Alex: Where are we going?!?!?
Me: It's a surprise!
Lily: To get gas!!!!!
CLEARLY we are bundles of overstimulating fun if my kids think that we are taking them to the gas station at night as a surprise.
But managing expectations? Totally winning at that.