The last few weeks have been very stressful for my husband. Work has been busy. My mother has been living with us for the last 3 months. The kids have been cranky. We haven’t had time alone in months. I knew that he needed a night away, with no kids, just the two of us. So I started sneaking around planning a special weekend away.
I started hunting around for hotels in Philadelphia. I scoured the Internet for a really nice hotel in Center City. I wanted to be right in the center of it all, so we could walk everywhere. Once found the perfect hotel I started planning for a special dinner. I stalked all of my favorite daily deal sites:Groupon Double Take Deals Living Social Eversave
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I found a great deal on a $50 gift certificate to a very nice restaurant.
Once all of my plans were in place I had to decide HOW I would surprise him. I decided to wait for him when he got home from work and get him in the car immediately. This would be tricky. This meant that I had to have all of our bags packed, the kids sent off to my in-laws house, and everything in place and ready to go. I devised a plan to act a bit upset when he got home and act like we really needed to talk , NOW. Then I would ask him to sit in the car with me so we could talk. I created a letter that I would then hand him to read while I quickly started the car and began to drive away.
On Saturday morning everything was going smooth. Kids were packed up and shipped off to the in-laws. Our bags were packed and loaded in the car. I had my directions, my coupons and the letter for Kevin to read in the car. The only thing left to do was to wait. So I waited. . . and waited. . . and waited. 1 whole hour PAST the time that he was supposed to be home. This sure made the whole ” We need to talk” attitude easy.
When Kevin pulled up I was sitting on the back steps waiting for him. He gets out of his car and asked me what I was doing outside. I told him, ” Hey, we really need to talk, get in the car.” He looked worried— my plan was working!!
He got in the car and I handed him this:
Come back for Part 2 of How to Plan a Surprise Getaway With Your Spouse.