On Wednesday night, Daddy was a little late coming home.
Which was good as it left us a little time to try to wrap a present and make a birthday card.
Little O helped stick the paper on with sticky tape, and drew some lovely “O”s on a piece of paper to make a card. Because we need to wrap a special present for Daddy because it is his birthday tomorrow.
Then we had to hide the present. Because it isn’t Daddy’s birthday until Thursday morning. Tomorrow morning.
Then we had to find somewhere to hide the present. Because we don’t want Daddy to know about it until Thursday morning. Tomorrow morning.
We decided (O decided) that a good spot was under his dressing table. Little O insisted on hiding it there himself. He dropped the heavy gift about 5 times getting it up the hallway. Because it was heavy. Because hiding it under the dressing table Daddy won’t know and won’t see it when he comes home. And we can give it to him in the morning.
Daddy comes home about 10 minutes later. Little O jumps out of bed, calling,
“Daddy, Daddy. You’re home. We have your present for your birthday but it’s hidden under there,” points to the dresser, “and it was very heavy and I carried it down the hall and mummy said be careful but we can’t give it to you until tomorrow but it’s a secret because it’s your birthday and it’s a bit heavy and we wrapped it and drew some O’s and it has some paper and sticky tape and we mustn’t tell you because it’s a secret for your birthday, alright?”
In one big single breathed monologue.
Luckily he didn’t know what it was when we were wrapping it – he’d never seen a tortilla press before.
Happy Birthday Daddy!
P.S. and I forgot to take a photo of the Angel Food Cake that I made on request. But I got one of the only remaining piece after it was eaten. Recipe tomorrow…