Surprises, some people love them, others hate them. Personally, I could do without them, but at the same time, certain situations are made better if you’re not expecting them. Like death. Being proposed to, for example. I wouldn’t want to know when or how he’s gonna do it. Unless he planned on doing it in public, then I’d want to know so I could tell him NO! How do you guys feel about surprises? More specifically, surprise parties. Have you ever been thrown a surprise party? Do you wish someone would throw one for you?
I wouldn’t want to be thrown a surprise party. I mean, I would feel grateful towards the people who took the time to plan everything, but I’d much rather NOT be the center of attention. I’m pretty shy, so having a party thrown just for me would make me throw up feel so uncomfortable and awkward. Come to think of it, I should probably never have a wedding either for the same reason. Everyone looking at me while I’m wearing a white just-asking-for-a-drink-to-be-spilled-on dress, no thank you.
This weekend, my boyfriend’s sister got a wonderful surprise. My boyfriend flew his mom and two brothers over from Puerto Rico. Then his other sister planned all the details for a surprise birthday party. It was my boyfriend’s idea but his sister was the one who made it a reality. We live in Jersey and they live in Long Island, so we couldn’t help with all the details. I would have sucked at planning been so stressed dealing with everything, but she did an awesome job. She knows how to throw great parties.
When the birthday girl walked in and saw the party was for her, she couldn’t believe it. She was completely caught off guard. (We all did a great job not spilling the beans.) The best part of the surprise was that her mom, godparents and brothers were hiding in the closet. When she opened that door, she got so emotional, especially when she saw her mom at the end of the line. She hadn’t seen her mom in 2 years, so to say she was shocked and filled with joy is an understatement. She loved the party, but having her mom there was the best gift anyone could have given her. That’s one surprise she will never forget.
Surprises are fun, you know, when they’re for other people. I doubt I’d ever have to worry about being thrown a party, but if by some miracle it happens, do you think I could get away with hiding out in the bathroom all night? Do you think anybody would notice? Damn.