Oh, how I love a suprise!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I love an excuse to be part of a suprise. Giving end, receiving end, doesn't much matter to me. I just love a suprise! Yesterday, though, it happened to be about being on the giving end. Here's how this particular suprise came about. Lately, I've been working on trying to instill some important life lessons in my four-year-old, all age appropriate, mind you.

  • No Fruity Pebbles in mom and dad's bed(what a ginormous mess that is to clean!)
  • Stop watching Mighty Beanz computer videos long enough to go the bathroom when you need to!
  • Say your "please" and "thank you's"
and so on and so forth... 

One of these life lessons has been the very simple (yet so very important to me) lesson of doing things for others and the reward of simply seeing the joy it brings to them. I can still hear my own mother telling me as a child, "Jan, the whole world does not revolve solely around you!" A bit harsh maybe, but it has served me well in my life thus far. I only wish I had lived it a bit more fully in my twenties. My hope and prayer is that my boys will understand this early on and have a desire to think beyond just themselves.
So, I thought it would be a fun little exercise for us to suprise his cousins with a little gift...as in a suprise "egging" of their house. That being "egging" in a good way not the heathen approach taken previously by men boys. So, armed with yummy Easter treat-filled eggs, an inflatable chick and some snazzy festive window cling-ons, we took off to begin Operation: Suprise.

Pierce and I agreed that Flaming hot cheetos was the only way to go for the less conventional easter carrots.
Only the very best for family.

The happiness it brought to Pierce's face to get the much anticipated phone call from his cousins that the suprise was, indeed, a suprise, was so much fun! He was so proud and took full ownership of his handywork.
Of course once the phone call ended, he was quick to ask when or if this suprise would be reciprocated....Baby steps, I say.

Want to suprise someone today? Doesn't have to be a fancy or huge production. A simple dollar store basket and some sweet treats could be all it takes to make someone's day. Head over here to get your too cute "You've been egged!" proclaimation.


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