Preparation for a Surprise!
When you rely heavily on someone to do physical things for you, managing to do something for them that is a complete surprise is a bit tricky.
The girls and I are going to take Woody/Daddy for an overnighter next weekend because it is going to be one of his significantly-numbered birthdays on Saturday. So this morning, after HE cooked breakfast for us, we did a choral reading of the following poem for him:
A Birthday Surprise, October 2008, dedicated to our own Woody
To the Daddy that we love the best,
Way more than we love all the rest,
We want you to know,
That you’re going to go,
On a trip to a place that you know.
Your birthday will be tons of fun,
We hope that we’ll see lots of sun.
This Friday we’re leaving,
So don’t you be grieving!
A surprise for you now we’re achieving!!
So it's not great poetry - something like a modified limerick form - he loved it anyway. We had to tell him that much to make sure that he's clear as far as work goes. It IS a regularly-scheduled Friday off, but that doesn't always mean that he TAKES if off. That is, unfortunately, one of the side-effects of having him work from home most of the time. Also, he'll have to help with the packing, even if it is for just one night.
We're so excited!
Hopefully he'll be over his bronchitis by then, and even more hopefully, noone else will get it.