Todd is going to be 50 next Tuesday and we have a whole week of celebrating planned. We started the birthday week last night with a surprise visit from Katie.
Let me give you a little back story for this surprise. Over the summer she was our ice cream gopher. She would even tell you she was bullied a couple of evenings to run out for ice cream for the rest of us. I don’t think that’s technically true as she was never threatened or verbally assaulted, but whatever. I’ll let her have it.
She has also always been the one to change our whiteboard calendar. Said calendar still says August. So the other day I posted a picture on Facebook, tagged Katie and said, “You need to come home and change the calendar.”
So this is how it went down yesterday. She left after her last class and made the 7 hour drive home. But before she came to the house she stopped at the store and called me, saying she was bored so she thought she would call. (We had to keep to the script in case Todd could hear our conversation.) It went something like this:
KT: Hi! I’m bored so I thought I would call.
Me: No plans with the friends tonight?
KT: No. They all went home for the weekend.
Me: Oh. I know! You can come home and change the calendar!
Me: Or you could bring me ice cream!
KT: Yeah. I’ll get right on that.
KT: I gotta go! Emily just came in.
Me: Alright. Have fun!
About 10 minutes later she came walking in the front door, carrying a bag with a gallon of ice cream and a package of Oreos. Todd had no idea and he was so happy to see her!
Note to self: Don’t let Katie leave tomorrow without fixing the calendar.