The singer and mom of a baby and toddler got emotional when her friends surprised her with a girls' weekend trip, sans kids.
It's only a few weeks until Mother's Day. So guys, if you're still on the hunt for the perfect gift idea for your wife, you may want to consider surprising her with a girls' trip, like the one recently bestowed upon first-ever "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson.
That's right—the mom-of-two turned 35 on Monday, and in order to mark the milestone, her friends decided to throw a surprise vacay her way. How's that for some serious #squadgoals? And get this: The posse used a scavenger hunt that ended in a Scrabble challenge to make the big reveal. Super-creative, right?
Clarkson had to rearrange the tiles to spell out "pack your bags for a girls trip." And she posted a video of the whole thing over on her Instagram:
"Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!!" Clarkson captioned the post. "Best surprise ever!"
Obviously. I mean, some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. Sorry. Had to go there. But seriously—how amazing is Clarkson's reaction? I could watch her yelling "WHAT?!" while pumping her fists in the air as the awesomeness of the gift slowly began to sink in over and over again. Because no matter how much we all love our kiddos, what hard-working mama wouldn't love a break from all the chaos on occasion—especially one that's been meticulously planned by somebody else, takes place in a secret, exotic locale, and presumably includes a major spa sesh (or 10) and lots of kicka*s cocktails?
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My bags may or may not already be packed. Now can someone please show this to my husband?
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her websiteholleeactmanbecker.comfor more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.