Yesterday, it was my friend Nikki’s b-day. I had no idea what to give her. She is always so thoughtful and giving which of course made it extra hard. As I was driving by her house one day the thought came to me to give her a bird house. Her little tree out front has a bunch of little bird houses in it, but they are… hmmm… how do I put this, homemade looking, kid-ish, and weather worn. I figured she must like birds if she had so many bird houses in her tree, but maybe she would like one for herself since I could tell the others were her kids. She needed a colorful, beautiful one. So I went on a search and found this one at Fred Meyers on clearance. I couldn’t pass it up. I almost wanted to keep it for myself. I threw in a little bird house card and the gift was complete.
The hard part was the delivery. Me and the kids made a plan. After school we were going to hang it in her tree and then call her and tell her that we were driving by and saw something strange in her tree. Then hangup. She would go out and see the beautiful bird house and birthday card attached and be so happy and surprised. hahaha… that plan didn’t really happen.
We both drive to pick up our kids from school and on our way home, we pretended to go back home but really we took a back road and parked the car a street over from her house. I had the kids sneakily run and make sure she made it to her house and went inside. We waited a while because she was visiting with a neighbor, but then she drove away. HOW PERFECT!! Even better that she wasn’t going to be home. The coast was clear. we drove up, put the bird house in the tree and drove back home. As we turned the corner, who comes driving by, but Nikki!! I seriously yelled out loud in the car, “NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!” She pulled up along side me and had a look on her face like, ” what in the world are you doing over here?” The jig was up, we were caught. I told her we were trying to be sooo sneaky, happy birthday, and to go check her tree, because we indeed saw something strange in it. With a smirk she drove off.
When I got home I received a text from her that said how much she loved the bird house and that it made her day. :)
Sometimes thinking of gifts for someone can be hard. But honestly anything that you give or make will make that special person feel so happy and thought of. Thanks for reading about my little adventure. I hope it inspires you to go out and do something special for someone you care about.
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