Our 4-year-old nephew Will, was the recipient of a very big surprise today. A brand new jungle-gym*, playset, slide and swing spectacular!
The best surprises are the real ones. They don't fall on a holiday or a birthday, and they come straight out of the blue. Today was that kind of day.
I hope Will remembers this day forever. How his dad took him to a special pancake breakfast, "just the two of us". And how, when he got home, his Papa and Grammie were waiting at his house for no particular reason at all...
*Do they still call them jungle-gyms?
After school, his parents and grandparents ushered him out onto the lawn, blinded by a kitchen dishtowel, binder clipped over his eyes.
And, cue the joy.