My husband's birthday was yesterday. Last week I took the kids shopping to pick out a birthday present. They insisted that he wanted a water gun and some donuts. I had a feeling it might be the kids who wanted a water gun and some donuts. Just a hunch though.
We picked out a fishing net and a sleeping bag, both things that my husband had mentioned wanting. I reminded the kids to keep the present a secret. No one was supposed to tell daddy before his birthday. My kids have a history of revealing birthday presents early. They just can't wait to tell someone. But they assured me that they wouldn't tell daddy.
On Friday, my husband offered to take the kids fishing. They were both very excited. My 5 year old says, "Great! We can take the net." My 7 year old looks at me and smiles. Neither of us acknowledge the 5 year old's comment. My 5 year old says, "Come on. Don't you want to take the net?" Again, we ignore his comment. By now my husband has started to figure it out. My 5 year old continues, "You know, the net we bought at Fred Meyer yesterday."
I couldn't help but laugh. Yes, my husband figured out that the net was his birthday present and he got to open it a little early.