Kelly Clarkson Has the Best Reaction to Surprise Time Away From Her Kids

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There are certain "friends in my head" I have -- stars who seem so down-to-earth and cool that I imagine hanging with them on the regular -- and Kelly Clarkson is definitely one of those people. Though I can't hold a note like this Grammy award winner, I feel I'm kindreds with this mama of two, as Kelly Clarkson's reaction to her birthday surprise sums up how I would feel if my friends told me we're going on a girls' trip the following day.

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Sporting a messy bun, flannel bottoms, and a casual T-shirt with wet marks -- likely gained from chasing after her almost 3-year-old daughter, River Rose, and 1-year-old son, Remington -- Kelly, who turns 35 on April 24 (happy b-day!!), got the birthday surprise of her life, thanks so some pretty awesome friends.

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I can only imagine how much fun Kelly had with her birthday scavenger hunt. She was so unaware of her pending girls-only trip, even though she happily yells "A girls' trip!" while solving her anagram.

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... But it all started to sink in when Mom was able to decipher, "pack your bags." Kelly had to stop everything and looks like a child who was just told she's going to Disneyland and needs to hear the information one more time to be certain, haha.

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Yes, Kelly, you are going on a girls-only trip -- and you won't know where (yet) -- that leaves TOMORROW! Break out the champagne and the confetti!

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In case you didn't know, this is a mom's face of pure joy at the thought of downtime that doesn't involve Sesame Street, packing the diaper bag, and planning a getaway that's carefully chosen based on the number of child-friendly restaurants and destinations that wouldn't bat an eye should LO decide to have a tantrum just because.

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That's right, Kelly girl, your awesome friends and husband want you to celebrate your b-day in style with some much-needed "me" and gal pal time every mother so desperately needs.

And ...

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... your mama and sister are coming along for the trip -- AWW!!

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This is so awesome and perfect and wonderful and ... ev-er-y-THING! What an awesome bunch of friends (and husband) Kelly has, who were so thoughtful with this amazing gift.

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Though I know she will likely have a bit of separation anxiety from her kiddos (it's normal), I am allll for this and hope Kelly has a ball wherever the heck she is!

Happy birthday, Kel!

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