For as long as I can remember, my daughter has enjoyed scaring the poop out of me. She was forever calling me with a quiver in her voice, implying that she had some bad news to impart and making me go weak in the knees, then she'd end up telling me something wonderful instead! You'd think I would learn, wouldn't you?
She called at around ten o'clock last night, which was unusual in and of itself. Also, she was calling from out of state, since she and her boyfriend Nate had been traveling around his home state of Minnesota this week. As soon as I answered she asked if her dad was around. When I told her he was down in the man cave, she said "you'd better go get him." By the time I'd made it down the outdoor staircase, I'd imagined just about every horrific scenario possible. Well, all except this one.
They're engaged! Which isn't horrific at all. Quite the opposite!
Nate says this is a temporary ring he got on etsy, until "the one they picked out" is ready. When I asked "The one you picked out? What's he talking about?", she replied, "Well, a few weeks back the twerp said 'Just in case we ever do this, maybe you should show me what you like,' but I had no idea it was going to happen any time soon!" Looks like she's finally met her match when it comes to being a sneaky little imp. Well, and in just about every other way too, come to think of it.
And, since her little brother Austin proposed to his sweetheart Areeg just a few weeks back, we've got ever-buddy 'round here doing the Happy Dance now. Just picture me and Hubby hooking elbows and doing the Do-Si-Do, from one end of this house to the other!