It is difficult to get anything past Vi but I managed to surprise her for her birthday. It was one of those milestone ages that deserves celebrating. I am not sure but 5 or 6 weeks ago I had told her I would like to take her out for dinner to celebrate and asked her to pick the restaurant., which she did.
Now I have had “surprise” parties for her in the past which involved takeing her out to eat and then returning home to find a houseful of friends and family, everyone yelling surprise. I am thinking if she is expecting any sort of surprise that is likely where her thinking will be. Well it is not really a surprise if you are “sort of” expecting it. What to do?
Get the jump on her, have the surprise part earlier. Have everyone meet us in the restaurant. Have everyone already seated at a large table. When we arrive we are just led to our table and surprise!!!!!!
It worked well, she was surprised and very happy. We had a million laughs, a great time at the restaurant then back here to the house.
A big thank you to daughter Shauna and Jake, Vi’s sister Debbie, my cousin Maggie and all of the 10 wonderful friends that helped me make her day special.