For Father’s Day 2011, Nate, Sam and Mommy got Daddy a hammer drill. On the day that we purchased it Mom told her four year old Nate that we would keep this a surprise until Father’s Day so he shouldn’t say anything to Daddy about it. We wrapped it that day and Mom left it on the table (waiting for Nate to draw on the wrapping paper). Towards the end of the day, we visited our neighbor. Unfortunately Daddy came home from work while we were at our neighbor’s house. He stopped by our neighbors to say hello, then Nate and Daddy went to the house. Nate entered first and immediately became panicked.
Nate: Dad, Mom left out something that you can’t see! Don’t look.
Dad: It’s okay Nate, I won’t look, I’ll look out the door. You are going to have to hide it.
Nate: I don’t know where.
Dad: Hide it in your room somewhere.
Nate: But Dad I can’t lift the big one.
Dad: (Peeking towards the table) Are they wrapped?
Dad: Okay I can help.
Nate gets the two smaller presents and carries them to his room Dad carries the big present. When they get to his room Dad says “Nate, I think you could carry this one, it is not too heavy.“
Nate takes it from Dad and says “Dad I can lift it!“
Nate ‘hides’ the gifts in his closet. Then they go in the living room to read some stories.
A few minutes later, Mom comes home. Daddy briefly explains what happened and how they “hid” the presents. As soon as Daddy finishes telling the story Nate says excitedly “Mom I can lift the drill!”
Oh well, guess the secret wasn’t meant to be.