Yesterday was a pajama day for me (meaning I wasn't feeling the best). But I had an idea that was too fun not to follow through on.
Child #2 (age 8) had a lesson yesterday at school on table settings and etiquette. At the last minute, we decided to pull out the china (something we had never used as just our family) and surprise Dad with a formal dinner (even though part of the menu was just leftovers).
#1 distracted Dad upstairs while the girls took over the main floor. I cooked while the girls folded napkins and made name cards and set the table.
The look on Dad's face when he walked into the room was simply priceless.
#2 delighted us throughout the meal with etiquette tips she had learned. I learned a thing or two!
I suppose I should have gotten dressed for the occasion, though. Ah, well!
(I have to say that the soup I made for those who didn't want leftovers was a hit. YUM!)