Going to Disney World is supposed to be every little kid's dream. So what happens when you throw your three kids in a car and drive 20 hours without telling them your true destination? If you reveal the surprise while you're sitting in a fast food joint in the middle of North Carolina, you get two kids who burst into tears and another one who looks at you like you've got two heads.
In other words: the most ungrateful twerps in America. Or, maybe just three kids who know their moms are crazy.
The two-year-old video suddenly went viral last week, and it has split reactions right in half. For every one thinking it's just plain hilarious, there are the people ragging on the parents for raising a bunch of brats.
Sure, blame the kids. It couldn't be their crazy parents for expecting them to be in good moods after 20 hours in a car and a pack of lies. They just tried to bribe them out of that back-aching, mind-numbing fresh out of the car state with a warning they'd spend the next few days standing on line waiting for something fun to happen.
I'd cry too.
And I LIKED my trip to Disney World.
But, come on, if you promise me a trip to see Uncle Dick, I don't want to go throw down crappy food and then throw it all back up on the loopedy loop. I want to see Uncle Dick. And then maybe we can hit the theme park.
I understand where they're coming from. You can't cook up a surprise like this without it coming from the heart. At the same time, you can't expect kids to have the best manners in this situation. The moms -- it was two sisters springing this on their kids -- meant well, but technically they didn't have the best manners themselves. They just flat out admitted they lied to their kids, and they expect them to be happy about it.
The mom who put this video up on YouTube labeled it "Not the reaction we were looking for." But she apparently wasn't expecting the 75,000 some-hits and negative reactions from the rest of America either. She says all's well that end's well: "We were only about 6 hours away after driving for almost 20 hours. We could not turn around and go back. The kids had a BLAST. They were EXTREMELY excited after the initial shock."
Are these kids really that ungrateful?