Random SurprisesI made PBJ sandwiches, packed chips, beef jerky, Cheezits, Ritz crackers, sliced pears, apples, baby carrots, and a banana. I brought yogurts, Capri Suns, 2 slices of cheese cake (my son's favorite).
On a blank peice of blank paper, I drew out a picnic basket, a mat and three stick figures meant to be me, son, and daughter. I wrote in large black ink "Picnic at the Park."
I left a sticky note on my son's car seat that said "Look in the trunk."
I placed a folded blanket in the trunk of the car. I placed the picture on top of the blanket and the packed food next to them.
It was now time to implement the "random act of surprises". I went to pick up my son from his school. He saw the note on his seat. He gave me a big grin. He read it out loud then ran to the trunk. I popped open the trunk for him.
He picked up the paper and slowly sounded out the words. As soon as he comprehended its meaning, I saw him jump into the air with delight, "yessssss!"
It was a beautiful day in Northern California for a picnic. We watched the ducks swam in the pond as we ate.
I enjoy randomly surprising my kids. This can also be done for a romantic date....It is all up to your imagination.
Toliveandlearn 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 Jan 31, 2013