This happens much too often in life! We make plans, we try our best, and we put our all into something…only to have it fall short of what we intended! No matter how clever we think we are, how much effort we put into a surprise, or how sneaky we think we are being, sometimes it just doesn’t turn out that way we wanted, and that can leave us feeling pretty crummy. Has this ever happened to you?! I’ve felt this way before, but it helps to tell the story and laugh about it later!
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off, he asked what she’d like as a gift. “I’d like to be eight again,” she replied, still looking in the mirror.
On the morning of her birthday, he rose early, made her a nice big bowl of sugary cereal, and then took her to a busy theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.
Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.
Then it was off to a movie, with popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&Ms. What a fabulous adventure!
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed, exhausted.
He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, “Well dear, what was it like being eight again?”
Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.
“I meant my dress size!”
Yikes! However, she didn’t phrase her wish correctly, so I can totally understand why this poor guy ended up getting the wrong idea! This was precious, and I hope that they had a good laugh about it afterwards! It seems like they did since they shared their story online! However, this guy really went above and beyond for this birthday present! He deserves a lot of respect! Maybe his wife will be more clear from now on…
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