When I read the topic for today I couldn't help think of a particular five year old and her struggle to keep any present she's found for any member of the family a secret this year. It usually goes something like this:
Sadie (returning to the car with Daddy): "Mommy we got you a birthday present."
Me: "You did?"
Sadie: "Yes. And it's a secret. You won't know what it is until your birthday."
Me: "Oh, really? Do you think you'll be able to keep from telling me."
(approximately thirty seconds pass)
Sadie: "And it's black. And it's a dress."
So my version of the topic "secret" looks something like this when it comes to my eldest child:
|She starts off determined.|
|And then... her mouth opens just a little.|
It's really all over at this point.
The secret is about to come bubbling out.
|Ever so excited about what she's just told.|
(with her tattoo from a trip to the dentist...
I thought that thing was never going to come off...)