"It's my wife's birthday tomorrow. Last week I asked her what she wanted as a present. "Oh, I don't know", she said. "Just give me something with diamonds". So I got her a pack of playing cards. Didn't go over so well."
My daughter cooked a lovely dinner of Eggplant Parmesan, one of my
favorite meals. She also baked a cake at the same time, and told me it was "my job" to stay out of the kitchen. That was enough to hear those words, imagine if I could get paid to stay out of the kitchen - what a dream job! I had plenty of other things to do so I was truly grateful for the break.
I was not expecting gifts, cards and flowers are enough for me. However, after dinner the kids brought a stack of 3 gifts into the living room. "What is this?" I thought. To my great surprise they had pooled their money and bought me a Wii Fit. They knew I was trying to improve my health and lose some weight so they found a used but very good condition Wii, board and game at Game Stop. That's what all their whispering and the secret trip on Tuesday night was about.