My super thoughtful 6-year-old has been planning Daddy’s birthday celebration since July (his birthday is in December). Painstakingly thinking through each scenario to bring together the best ever combination of Daddy’s favorites—Chili’s and bowling. Never mind that in the nearly 16 years we have been together, my husband has been bowling a handful of times and never seemed overly enthusiastic about it. Although, we do like Chili’s or “Pepper’s” as she calls it but it is pretty much another chain restaurant, give me Akin’s any day. However, she talked about this and held secret planning meetings to ensure that everyone would be in the right place at the right time for months. She insisted that it only be our family that lives in our house, because it would be easier. In the early planning stages this also meant the cat was coming along. Eventually we convinced her that Harper(the cat) would probably get car sick and he would have to celebrate Daddy’s birthday privately. Finally, the time arrived! Of course, Daddy already knew what was happening but tried not to let on. We started on our way, a quick 45 minute drive, when 15 miles down the road I realize I left my coupon at home! I love my coupons, and this was going to save us 20 bucks! So, I slyly turn around and make up an excuse to the kids, because Daddy knew what had happened; run in, find my coupon, it was not good after 4pm—always read the fine print. Now we start on our way again—quick stop at the vet, Tractor Supply, and a quick meal, Ta-Da and we reach our birthday destination. “SURPRISE” In the end, we had a blast and made some fun memories from Daddy’s 30-something birthday.
Happy Birthday Daddy!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful. I know that full well. Psalm 139:14