Tell me something, how did she do it? How exactly did she get away with it? She did it right under my nose! How could I have not seen it coming? She outsmarted me! She has got to be the sneakiest woman alive!
As everyone knows, yesterday was Father’s Day. In fact, it was my very first Father’s Day as a father. I wasn’t expecting anything at all…… ok maybe I was… a little. But the gift of being able to spend the day with my son was all I really wanted. But I know her. I know how sneaky she is! I knew she had something up her sleeve!
All week long, prior to Father’s Day, I asked her the same exact question…
“So, what are you getting me for Father’s Day?”
And all week long, I got the same exact answer.
“Nothing at all.”
Wow, talk about harsh. I knew she didn’t mean it though. I knew she was planning on getting me something for Father’s Day.
So I turned this house upside down. I looked through cabinets, under rugs, in Boogie’s diaper. And NOTHING! No gifts ANYWHERE! Was she telling the truth? Did she really not get me anything for Father’s Day?
So there I was, with Boogie, in bed, watching a movie. I glanced at the clock and noticed that it had passed midnight. I’m thinking that since it was now officially Father’s Day, she’d give in and admit that she got me something.
“So can I have my Father’s Day gifts now?”
“Well can I?”
“So you really didn’t get me any gifts for Father’s Day, huh?”
“It didn’t come yet.”
“See! I knew you got me something! I knew it! You lied to me!”
After finally getting it out of her that she got me a gift for Father’s Day, I continued to watch the movie with a huge grin on my face, knowing that my gift would arrive within the next few days. But then all of a sudden…
“Greeeg! Go read Mommy Daddy Blog!”
Well damn, couldn’t even say please! Just ordering me around like she always does. So I grabbed my laptop and went to MommyDaddyBlog.com. Hmmm, there’s a new post up. Heeey, what did I tell her about calling me “Greggie Poo” in public! I read the post, and let out a few “Awwwww”‘s. Then I got to the bottom…
“Greg, look under the black recliner!”
At that very second, I began to grin from ear to ear as I leaped out of bed, ran to the living room, and knocked over the black recliner. And there it was. A red and white striped box. I grabbed the box and shot back into our bedroom.
“You lied to me! You told me that my gifts didn’t arrive yet! You liar!”
All she did was sit there with a mischievous smirk on her face as I tore the red and white striped box apart. Inside were two gifts, this…
I looked up at her with a grin on my face.
“…but……what……how……you tricked me!!!”
And she went back to typing away on her computer, as I basked in the leathery smell of my new wallet! But little did I know, that wasn’t it.
“Greeeg! Refresh the post!”
Huh? Refresh the post? I put down my two new toys, grab my laptop, and hit refresh. I notice something new at the bottom of the post.
“Now look under Boogie’s tub!”
Wha? Another one? I run back to the living room where Boogie’s little baby tub is sitting. Beneath it is a storage bin. I open the storage bin and there it is. A shiny gold gift box. I grab the gift box and run back to our bedroom, where once again, she’s sitting with a mischievous smirk on her face.
I tear open the box, and inside are these…
I looked up at her and smiled.
“I love you, you sneaky woman!”
“I love you too!”
And that’s how the story goes. How did she do it? How was she able to order these gifts, have them shipped to our front door, sneak them in, wrap them, and hide them right here in our own house, all without me knowing? Nothing is supposed to get past me! I’m supposed to catch everything! I still can’t believe that I didn’t at least find the one under the recliner. I sit in that recliner every single day! Why didn’t I think to look under there? Right under my nose…
As for the gifts, I love them!
My old wallet was falling apart to the point where it couldn’t even hold my credit/debit cards securely anymore. As soon as I saw that one of my gifts was a new wallet, I immediately emptied my old wallet, put everything in the new wallet, and threw my old wallet out.
Anyone that knows me knows that I have what they call compulsive check-every-single-component-of-the-car-to-make-sure-it’s-working-and-up-to-par disorder. After experiencing two car accidents first hand, both of which were due to car parts failing, I can’t help but to freak out even if something as simple as the clock doesn’t work in my car. I’m constantly checking to make sure my tires are inflated to the right PSI because I’d really hate to blow a tire and be stranded, especially since we live in the middle of nowhere.
And I love polo shirts. If I were rich, my closet would be a mile long, full of polos. DrJays.com is also one of my favorite stores to buy clothes from. So she really scored extra points for that one.
So as you can see, Father’s Day was full of surprises for me. I loved every second of it, especially since I spent it with Boogie. We decided to to take Boogie for a walk later on in the day. We got all the way to the park, had the stroller pulled out the trunk and everything, until…
*drip* *drip* *drip* *drip* *drip*
Thanks a lot, Mother Nature! So we’ve postponed our walk until later on this week.
Well I hope all you other fathers out there enjoyed your Father’s Day as much as I did! I didn’t get a chance to wish all of you guys a happy Father’s Day yesterday. So Happy Belated Father’s Day to all of you!