John turns 42 this month, so I decided that June was to be a ‘month of birthday’ with a present each week leading up to his birthday. I have already given him 3 presents – Pi, To Kill a Mockingbird and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on DVD. He already knew about some of his other presents, as they are two rather obscure CDs he has wanted for a while, but he was not to play them until his actual birthday.
Actually, he now knows about all his presents as he confessed to me last night that he went snooping while I was on the Central Coast over the weekend. Yes, he dug deep into the bookshelf behind my Latin dictionary and my Ancient Greek lexicon to retrieve the 2 CDs he knew about so that he could sneakily play them, and in the process he found the Super-Secret Surprise Present as well; a gift certificate for 3 massages.
Hence he has spoiled his own month of birthday and there will be no more surprises – not even on his birthday.