Fast forward 2 hours later. Erik and I had already shuffled the kids to the neighbors, gone to Sams Club, purchased the coveted Nightvision goggles, and tucked them away safely in the truck to be removed after the kiddies had gone to bed. While I was warming myself by the fire, it is awfully cold here by the way, Markus again pleaded with me for the goggles and then happily exclaimed that he had already peeked in the trunk and RUINED MY SURPRISE!!!!! I was so upset. Why do they have to peek? I never even saw him go to the garage, that little sneak. Well you may guess the rest of the evening. Markus knew that mommy and daddy had to take back the goggles because he peeked and that if he was good then we could try again at his birthday. Poor little guy, but I am not going to let him take away my enjoyment of seeing a little boy sooo excited on Christmas. So I have wrapped the item and will find a way to give it to him around noon on Christmas Day, some 6 hours after all the other presents have been opened. Argh, so early!!!!
To our pleasant surprise, Erik and I awoke Sunday morning to breakfast in bed by Markus. Who wouldn't want to wake up to frosted cheerios with a fork (because all the spoons were dirty) peanut butter on toast ( the bread somehow didn't make it to the toaster so it was really peanut butter and bread) and a glass of milk. I'm still not budging, but it was a good effort. He is such a sweet little boy and he constantly makes me smile....even if he is a sneek.