Learning when to keep a secret is tricky for many adults so seeing the wee ones figure this sort of thing out has been very interesting and entertaining. I know that Justin and Astrid are working in a surprise project with the kids involved. I was told to dress Tre a certain way and drop him off for a visit… odd request but it’s that time of year so I cooperated. When I pressed Tre for answers later he was so tight lipped it’s simply silly. He won’t spill a thing. Astrid, on the other hand, can’t contain herself. Dija can’t really can’t tell a story yet so secrets are pretty safe with her…unless she’s singing because she prefers story in song. Then you might pick up some information!
Papa had to pick up some items at the store and took Tre along for the ride. He wasn’t thinking Christmas shopping but was wandering through the store and scored a great set of McQueen and Mator bubble bath cars…actual working cars with the bubble bath inside. Tre thought they were great so Papa had to get it. He calls me while driving (hands free of course) and tells me he has this…. I said I thought it would be great for Christmas. Oh, he already saw it and Papa wasn’t thinking Christmas. He’ll see what he can do. I can imagine the conversation in the car. Tre seemed to understand and was cooperative – he was not going home to have a bath right away.
So when I saw Tre the conversation went like this…oh and I mean monologue because I didn’t say anything. “Neenee, Papa bought me shampoo. Cars shampoo. Mator and McQueen Cars. But it’s a surprise Neenee so you can’t tell me!”
I think he’s going to be pretty content on Christmas Morning when all the surprises are out in the open.