When my kids got all sneaky a few Christmases ago (click here to see HOW sneaky) I thought it was all my fault... genetics and all?
Turns out they actually take after their Dad!
I'm off the hook!!!!
Let me 'splain: a few years ago for Mother's Day my M.I.L. gave all of us daughters and daughters in law a copy of Dr. Laura's book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. Yes, there were many jokes about how we weren't taking good enough care of her sons, but I'm going to disappoint you all if you're looking for a M.I.L. rant. I have the best M.I.L. in the world. Really. It's not to be argued - it just IS - and I actually really liked the book and well, probably ought to give it an annual re-read to keep me on track!
Warning: If you are my SIL - read no further
really - stop now...
seriously - it'll ruin your Sunday morning surprise...
well, you've been warned!
This year - a package arrives in the mail... all wrapped in a brown envelope and taped up - and feeling DISTINCTLY like a book. M.O.T.H. and I had bets on whether or not I'd get the newest Dr. Laura installment for Mother's day (except we were both betting on "yes"... not much to argue about there) and he wanted me to Immediately open the package.
Me: (totally wanting to open the package) - "oh, I can wait... but to keep YOU happy..." (I'm already peeling back the tape)
M.O.T.H. - "you can't wait, you don't have patience" (he's right... but I'm stubborn)
Me: (no words, I just put the package on the bed and went to get my pajamas)
M.O.T.H. - (also, no words... but when I turned around the package was opened - and I smiled because...) "she WRAPPED it too?"
M.O.T.H. - (no words again... but he tore a corner off my present!)
yep - there's the new Dr. Laura book - resting 1/2 wrapped on my Cozy... and I'm totally excited to read it... after I finish unwrapping it on Sunday :) Of course, now that M.O.T.H. has wrecked this surprise I'd better get two slices of Bacon with my Breakfast in Bed! (no worries guys - I'm a Turkey Bacon girl... and it has nothing to do with the Swine/N1H1 scare!)
See, I CAN be patient... after all - I'm still trudging through Little Women for book club... but that's ANOTHER story!