i was trying to give jasmine an incentive to clean her ridiculously messy room the other day- so i told her that if i was pleasantly surprised by her soon- to- be immaculate room, then she would be more than pleasantly surprised by the pleasant surprise that i had planned for her (then we laughed about how many times we could put “pleasantly surprised” in a sentence).
she was hesitant at first and made me promise that the surprise wasn’t a high five or a hug, but i assured her of the coolness of the surprise and that she was going to love it.
so she went to work cleaning her room for 3 hours from top to bottom. jasmine loves a surprise, and her curiosity was exactly the motivation she needed to get that room cleaned- and when she was finished, it looked awesome! she even dusted and vacuumed. i was indeed pleasantly surprised, so i told her to take a shower and get ready and we’d go to the “surprise” after dinner (the plan was to take her to this very cool sushi bar (she’s a huge sushi fan), but if i told her we were going to a restaurant it might give it away, so i added the dinner part to steer her away from that possibility).
i timed it so she didn’t have time to eat (i told her there might be refreshments there), and when we got in the car she asked me for a hint. the sushi place was by the library in frisco, so i told her there was something cool going on at the library. i pretended like i got an email with an invitation to a private movie screening.
well she got all excited when she heard that thinking maybe it was breaking dawn part2, or catching fire. she even entertained the thought that there was an obscure chance i knew about some one direction movie before she did, and she was about to see the one direction boys. ha! (this was getting fun)
when we were almost there, i said “ok i don’t want you to be disappointed when we get there since you thought it was all that cool stuff, so i’ll just tell you. it’s a private showing of…..JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER!!!!” i pretended like i thought it would be so cool (even though i know she’s not that into justin bieber).
i was kind of expecting her to be all irritated, but instead- she busted up laughing. i was still playing along and tried to get her to agree that it would be fun, but we both ended up laughing so hard we were crying.
“justin bieber?” she said. “mom, don’t you know me at all?”
i said “yes i do, and that’s why we’re not going to see justin bieber, we’re going to… EAT SUSHI!!!” as i pulled up to the trendy little sushi bar around the corner.
we laughed some more and she agreed that i totally had her going. it was pretty funny.
anyways, we had THE best sushi of our lives at that place, and had fun documenting our “justin bieber” outing:)
love you jas.