Week 34 in the 52 Week Family Project
We enjoyed the last moments of summer for the boys this past week. On Friday we had a pretty fantastic surprise up our sleeves. We had plans to meet Aaron for lunch at his office about 30 minutes away, but we also knew the hour before we were supposed to meet him, he would be in a big conference meeting away from his desk. So we executed Operation Depressing Cubicle Makeover. The boys and I picked up balloons and streamers and we were armed with photos and the kids' artwork. We hurriedly decorated his cubicle walls and then closed off the entrances with streamers and a little note from us. Then we disappeared and went to pickup lunch and wait for him to see it. We got a text a little while later that he couldn't believe we did this. That was our cue to come back with lunch in hand and kiss the best dad and husband. I couldn't get over the fact that we pulled it off without anyone spilling the beans, the entire time my heart was beating out of my chest because I just knew Aaron would forget something at his desk, or use the restroom and spoil the surprise. The rest of the week was spent practicing locker combinations and figuring out middle school schedules that are more complicated than the Declaration of Independence. But our 6th and 8th graders are happy and good and we can hardly ask for anything more.