Thursday, June 23, 2011


When we bought my husband his Father's Day present, I felt pretty proud of myself--until he asked our three-year-old Lightning what it was.

"It's a secret," he said at first.

"What is it?" the manipulative Daddy asked again.  "You can tell me."

I honestly didn't think he'd remember.  But then he looked right at Dad, grinned, and said, "It's a movie.  A bad movie!  About dragons!"

And so Daddy knew.

It's my husband's birthday (and my parent's anniversary!) this Sunday, so we bought his present(s) today.  This time, however, I prepared Lightning with a lie.

"If Daddy asks, tell him we bought him a horse made out of potatoes," I said.  "It'll be a funny joke."

Sure enough, tonight at dinner Daddy started his clever bid for information.

"Where'd you go today?" he asked.  "Anywhere interesting?"

"We bought your present!" our three-year-old declared with a grin.

"What is it?" Dad asked.

Lightning looked at me, paused, and said, "A horse made out of potatoes!"

He stuck to that story.  Thanks to lies, we've still got a surprise!

1 comment:

  1. Opposite for me, I have to make sure that I DON'T ask my little sisters about what they've got me because I'll find out - and unlike your husband, I don't want to know!! Very clever plan though, I take my cap off to you.