The carefree days of our youth, no matter how long ago they were, can seem like a lifetime ago. Remember sleeping late? (I can’t believe there was a time when I actually woke up after 7 a.m. on a Saturday.) Remember going to brunch and indulging in more than one Bloody Mary? Remember jumping in the car with friends for a weekend away? We didn’t know how simple life was back before we had kids. And maybe our parenthood-induced amnesia (thanks to countless sleepless nights, and the need to remember everything about our children) is actually a good coping mechanism so that we don’t pine too much for the childless days of our past.
But wouldn’t it be nice, every now and again, to dip our toes back into that carefree pool? Kelly Clarkson, the bad-ass pop star and mom to four children, is no different from the rest of us. She just turned 35 years old this week and her friends surprised her with the BEST. GIFT. EVER: A girls trip!
Scary Mommy has the scoop:
Who doesn’t love Kelly Clarkson? She is unapologetic about her body, the first to tell it like it is when it comes to pregnancy, and does not give a sh*t about mom-shamers. She seems like the type of down-to-earth woman we would all want to spend time around. But like most new parents, spending weekends away reminiscing with friends sans kids is rare.
Clarkson has four kids with husband Brandon Blackstock. She is stepmom to Blackstock’s two children, Savannah and Seth, from his previous marriage. The pair has two children together, River Rose, who is 2, and Remy, who just turned 1. Seriously, this woman deserves some time away.
Clarkson’s friends had a little fun by revealing the surprise in an anagram using Scrabble tiles. As Kelly figured it out, her reaction was priceless. “Pack your bags,” she read. “Wait, what? What?”
To see the full surprise play out, you can watch Clarkson’s reaction in the video she posted to Instagram.