It's not really his fault. One of Newton's Third Law of of Motion translates to....
Action: Bob plans a surprise for Cari
Equal and opposite reaction: Weird and strange events are set into motion which will end with the surprise being ruined.
This law has ruined Bob's marriage proposal plans (twice), caused birthday gifts to arrive early, led me to purchase items for myself that were wrapped under the Christmas tree...you get the point.
Anyway, this accidental tradition continued today. For YEARS, I've been begging for a miter saw. Apparently, my begging finally wore Bob down...because today, he went, he "saw," and he conquered (a sale at the hardware store that is).
Of course, Craig, our curious son, saw the saw in the back seat of the car. Once Craig saw the saw, there was no way for him to unsee the saw, so Bob made Craig promise not to tell mommy that he saw the saw.
When I got home from a girls' night out, Newton's "equal and opposite reaction" went like this...
Craig: Mommy! Daddy got you a birthday present!
Bob: Remember Craig, you aren't going to tell mommy what it is...right?
Craig: That's right! Mommy! Daddy got you a saw!
Surprise ruined 20 days early!
|I'm guessing that Bob will be buying Craig a children's book about promises for his birthday|