Monday, October 13, 2008

Surprise!

My husband sucks at lying and surprises, bless his heart. The man, in 7 and a half years of marriage, has rarely successfully kept a secret from me. For this reason, I am confident that he'll never have an affair.

On Sunday, he said he needed to go pick up a co-worker named John from the airport. (I totally almost wrote "a co-worker from the airport named John"). I saw the car, carrying two passengers, approaching the driveway right around the same time that I smelled the death cloud of poo that was my son. I figured Drew's poor co-worker didn't want to be a part of that, so I rushed Ace out of the room. Drew saw me running down the hallway and said "Come say hi to John!" I said something over my shoulder about John not wanting to see this, and said I'd be right back. Drew said "I bet he would." That's when I knew something was up.

I went to completing the task at hand and into the room walks a man named John. Not Drew's co-worker. My daddy, fresh off a plane from Indiana. HUGE surprise. I asked Drew how he kept it from me and he said "I just didn't talk about it." Fair enough.

I haven't seen my dad since Ace was born. Ace took to him pretty much right away, peppering him with questions like "How ya doing, Grandpa? You doing good? You doin' alright?" As soon as Ace woke up this morning, it was "Where's Grandpa? What's Grandpa doing?" I think they're bonding pretty well.

This was such an awesome surprise at such an awesome time. Daddy and I are pretty close, and needless to say this will keep me from moping on the couch watching Doctor Who all day. Of course, since there's really nothing in Jackson that would especially interest my dad, we've sat on the couch watching TV most of the day anyway, but at least I was hanging out with him. I made him his favorite cookies this morning and took him to Ichiban. I'm gonna keep Ace home from school on Wednesday and figure out something to do... We'll go pumpkin picking for all I care. I'm just so happy he's here.

Kudos, Drew. Well done. I'm kinda proud of ya.

15 comments:

i'm black betty said...

that is AWESOME!!! your hubby ROCKS!!!

have a blast, doll. you deserve it!

Jo said...

WAY TO GO DREW!!!

So glad you have your dad there... what an awesome hubby you have... putting your needs before his, even in this time of pain!!

Have a great visit... and be sure to take a nice pic of him with Ace for Ace to keep after Grampa has gone back home.

HEATHER said...

AAWWWW! That is so great!
I know how NUTS the Paddycake is over his Popaw so I know the joy Ace is bringing and feeling.
Glad Drew was able to do this for you and your Daddy was able to come to you.
((HUGS))

Sharon said...

Yay! I am so happy you have some good going on right now.
Nice work, Drew.

Jennifer said...

"I smelled the death cloud of poo that was my son."

LOL--I could barely get past that priceless line to read what the surprise was!! (Now, Drew, that was awesome! Give Andy lessons!)

Watercolor said...

aw!!! How wonderful!!!! Have fun!!

Dr. Wifey said...

awesome! my hubby could never pull off a surprise like that. have a great time :)

Jen said...

THAT TOTALLY FREAKIN ROCKS! Your hubby is SO good for doing that for yoU! Especially right now! HOW AWESOME! I hope yall enjoy your time!

Kudos for Drew indeed!

Alice said...

That rocks....!!!!!

Andrew said...

Please hold the praise. All I did was not spill the beans when her dad called me to tell me he was flying down.

mayberry said...

Awesome!

From the Doghouse said...

It's all about the event; the secret was worth it and he kept it. Good for him!

I think that's so cool, I hope you have an awesome time. You are gonna take him back to Ruchi, right?

Erin Steele (previously Domeyer) said...

That is awesome to have your daddy with you! It is nice to have them in your children's lives. My dad lives far away and i see that special bond everytime hailey is near him. It always breaks my heart when he leaves. I would keep him home and let them bond! Get some video it is so special!Kudos Drew!

dhcoop said...

That's awesome, Stacey! Good job, Drew! Y'all have fun!

Sandi said...

That's awesome. So glad your dad is getting to visit!