Last week was Eric's birthday. Last week I also had one kid home sick almost everyday. The night before his birthday when Eric asked if it was bad he wasn't that excited for his birthday- well I couldn't blame him that he wasn't as I did not have a thing ready.
Thursday- his birthday I sent this well-ish kids off to school and kicked it in to high gear trying to save his birthday.
Yummy food for dinner- check
Candy, treats- usual gifts he gets- check
Good gift??? I was stumped.
After school I took the kids shopping in search of a really good present.
"Remember that air hog helicopter daddy used to have?" Lucas asked
"Yes, but those never seem to work as good as you think they should." I said trying to think of something different.
We wandered around electronics- then I saw it.
"How about a guitar!?" I asked excitedly.
"Does Daddy even play?" Lucas asked.
"No, but a long time ago he said he kind of wanted to and he is always making up songs and singing"
--Which is totally true, did you know when Lucas was a baby we had a different little song for almost every baby food we fed him? True story.---
The kids quickly agreed. We got home and wrapped up the extra long package. He would never in a million years guess what we got him.
After soccer practice and dinner it was finally present time. Lucas could hardly contain his excitement and wanted Eric to open the presents that instant.
We made him open his usual candy and little gifts first
he was very surprised. He tried to tune it- unsure of what he was really doing--and plucked around a bit
And was soon playing lots of off key chords and singing silly songs for the kids getting ready for bed, brushing their teeth, anything and everything.
Yep, I think we created a monster.
|Cake the kids decorated|
Have you had a good surprise for a birthday as a grown-up?