I'm quite sure I didn't post this before so here it is for your amusement (and for my journal).
When: August 2007
Where: Andrew's old bedroom
A little background on this story is that for Beki's 15th birthday all she wanted was a new mobile phone. She really wanted one of those slider/flip phones. She asked me if I knew if she was getting one. I did know. She was getting a phone. I told her she was but only so she wouldn't hurt mum and dad's feelings when she opened it in front of them. I told her money was tight and they did their best. She was naturally curious and little anxious to know what that meant. I told her they got her a phone and it was a flip/slider one but it was HUGE. Like a brick. They couldn't afford a little one. I told her she probably couldn't even fit the sucker in her pocket it was so big. She was sad but, bless her she is kind. I told her she had to practice her surprised face so I wouldn't get into trouble for telling her.
For about 2 weeks she practiced looking surprised and happy - she wasn't very good at it but still, she tried.She opened her present on her birthday and it was the phone she'd wanted. Haha. It was a little slider phone and mum and dad had done such a good job. She was really nervous to open it though. It was hilarious....
Fast forward 5 years to the month of her wedding. She was able to get a beautiful dress but couldn't afford much else. Aunt Wilma had spoken to mum and found out there was veil that matched her dress that she really wanted but couldn't afford it. Mum told Aunt Wilma the name of the Dress Shop and Auntie Wilma phoned it and bought the veil as a surprise.I wasn't sure when she was going to be given the veil so I asked her if she'd gotten her present from Aunt Wilma yet.
"No, what is it?" she asked. I wasn't going to tell her.
"Tell me. You know I can make a surprised face!"
I almost died when she brought up the mobile phone story. Why would she even trust me to tell her what she got from that whole experience? I have no idea. I still refused to tell her. Then she got the idea that she'd guess and if she was right she'd know it by looking at my face.
Her first guess was something ridiculous. Her second guess was even more ridiculous and I couldn't help smiling. She thought she'd guessed it right. A breast pump.
I think I said something like "Yeah, Beki. Aunt Wilma bought you a breast pump as a wedding present!"
She thought I was telling her she was right instead of trying to make her hear how daft that sounded.
"A BREAST PUMP! Are you serious?!"... I then realised how brilliant the idea was. It'd get her off my back and I wouldn't have to tell her what she really got. I explained that being pregnant with twins meant that Aunt Wilma probably thought she could really use a breast pump. Beki agreed that it would probably be a good idea but she didnt like the idea of it. I told her it was one of those fancy new electric kind and that it would be really useful for her....
This went on for days. "A breast pump?" She'd ask.
I told mum what was going on so she knew Beki was expecting a breast pump. It was so funny. I told Stuart - who enjoyed being a part of it since he was the butt of the glass eye incident. Dad found out and probably just thought we were silly.
A couple of days before the wedding I think mum had been talking to Aunt Wilma on the phone and came in when she was done. Beki told her that she'd guessed what Aunt Wima had got her as a gift.
Dad asked, "how could you guess that?".
Beki then went on to inform us all that, "I'm just a really good guesser. It's a gift. I'm ace!" and then, "Don't give Laura into trouble. She didn't tell me but she can't lie to me and could tell by her face that it was a breast pump."
We were all dying.The morning of the wedding mum wanted to give Beki the present from Aunt Wilma. Beki wasn't too excited until...