We finally told our kids about our next vacation! We've had this booked for nearly 2 years and have managed to keep it a secret from the kids. Even though it's still over 4 months away, I wanted to tell them so that they can learn about the finances behind the vacation. We still have to save some money over the summer for this trip, and I want my kids to understand that these big trips just don't happen without some financial planning and sacrifices. We are going on a 7-night Disney Cruise and will celebrate our 10 year anniversary and my daughter's birthday on-board.
For the big reveal, I sent the kids on a scavenger hunt around the house with clues about our vacation. The final clue was a puzzle that revealed our cruise.
The first clue was an aerial view of the Orlando airport with its airport code.
The next clue showed a photo of something we would do on our trip...
So it's nice to have this secret revealed and out in the open at our house. Although I'm running out of ideas on how to surprise them with our next vacation.
How far in advance do you tell your kids about your vacations? How do you prepare them and get them excited?