When Daddy left in early October for his long trip to Asia, I made the girls a calendar to count down the days. They’ve been faithfully counting the days until November 21.....the day daddy would fly home.
But you know we have to mess with them somehow, right?
Daddy decided to cut his trip short by a week!
After much deliberation, we decided not to tell the little girls about his change in plans. Surprises are much more fun, aren’t they?
Alex and I talked in code throughout the week about “the package” coming early. We had a few mishaps where someone forgot and used the real info, but thankfully, little ears were clueless.
On Friday morning, “the package” arrived via air.
Following a shower and quick nap, daddy left to pick the girls up at school.
From what I hear, he caused quite a sensation in the after school room. Both girls stunned into silence followed by screaming, “Daddy!!!” all while flying into his arms. I’m sure it was a sight to behold.
Evidently the conversation on the way home was about daddy coming home before the calendar said November 21.
But daddy, it’s not the 21st yet.
I got on a plane to go to Thailand. Guess it was the wrong plane because it took me home. Do you think someone is still waiting for me at the airport in Thailand?
You know what?
They believed him.
This morning at soccer, they passed along the story of how daddy took the wrong plane in China and came home instead.