When Scott’s Saturday turkey hunt in Nebraska was postponed due to weather, we quickly adjusted our weekend plans. The cold, rainy day was a perfect opportunity to visit his sister and her family, who live just one hour south of where we were staying. The catch? Scott had forgotten to actually tell his sister we were coming to Nebraska–you can imagine her husband’s surprise when I called the house that morning.
“Hey!” I chirped energetically. “We’re in town! What are you guys up to today?”
And then it was my turn to be surprised.
Apparently, it was our niece’s fourth birthday party. (Cue the forgetful Aunt and Uncle of the year award!)
We rushed to Target and bought the frilliest, sparkliest gift we could find before rolling into the four-year-old fiesta just in the nick of time. The look on our nieces’ and nephew’s faces when we made our surprise debut was priceless. I was so glad we had been able to attend the gymnasium-themed party, and was really looking forward to spending the afternoon catching up with everyone.
I turned to express my excitement to Scott, but he was long gone. Apparently, a gym full of toys = his kind of party.
But the fun didn’t stop with Scott’s scooter antics. Moments later, I found him hula hooping with his new BFF.
The two were later spotted coloring in the cake room.
Much to my surprise, Scott is quite the coloring book prodigy. Although I suppose his art could be considered a little bit “dark”.
In a twist of irony, Scott had his own mentally unstable Disney princess moment at dinner later that night. Lipstick and all. In an attempt to fill the awkward silence with some laughter, he grabbed my new tube of MAC Ruby Woo and hastily started applying.
The good news? His impromptu makeover broke the ice and put everyone in high spirits.
The bad news?
I’m married to the 30-year-old equivalent of a toddler with gender issues.
(But at least dinner’s always interesting.)