As we were leaving the post office the other day I notice that there is a lot of whispering going on in the backseat between the Princess and the Professor.
Finally my son pipes up and asks me the following: “Mom did you hear about the surprise party?”
Huh? “What surprise party?” I inquire.
“You know, MY surprise party.” He responds.
He must be confused, I think. I’m speechless for a minute, not really sure how to respond. We’re not throwing a surprise party… I don’t want him to think that we wouldn’t WANT to throw him a party.
“Honey, grandma is coming up for our little family party. That’s not really a surprise because you knew about that.”
“THAT’S not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the surprise party that you are throwing for me.”
Um… “But honey, we’re not throwing a surprise party. Just a regular one. Not to mention that the idea of surprise is that you wouldn’t know about it.”
“But I’m ok with it. I’ve told (The Princess) all about it.”
Ahhh… so The Princess is in charge? This could be very interesting.
This was the point where I just gave up. Why do I feel like this could very well be an episode of “The Big Bang Theory”? Sheldon wants a surprise party and makes someone plan one for him but he’s actually in charge? This could so happen.
Anyway, my point being is that today is The Professor’s eighth birthday. It’s hard to believe that he’s eight! It seems like just yesterday that he was educating his teachers on the finer points of NASCAR-stats, cars, the drivers, and even the owners. He was two and a half at the time, and had literally just started talking.
His requests for his birthday ranged from getting every superhero action figure ever made to driving to Minneapolis and eating at the Rainforest Cafe. We chose the middle of the road request-he wanted to go to the Science Center and see the IMAX movie and go to the exhibits. He and his father will be going sans his sister and me-the last time we went with her she tried to run the show. Imagine that.
The cake? He requested a batman cake. He is obsessed with superheroes. Especially batman. He and his sister are in love with the original batman tv series. You know, the one with Adam West, and the theme song that gets stuck in your head? You can hear both of them going around the house singing “Batman, na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN!” I am so, so very proud of this. My kids are cool.
However cool my children are, however, unless the princess has some connections I’m not aware of, there will be no surprise parties. Just a nice quiet celebration with his family. Batman cupcakes and presents.
Happy eighth birthday Mr Professor. You’ll probably be famous by your ninth birthday.