I go through all these contortions to try to surprise CP for Christmas. Since I only shop on-line I have to order stuff on secret credit cards, have e-mail confirmations deleted, watch for order updates etc. My plan to secretly get CP a violin was thwarted when the kids tried to buy her one. The thought of the two of them spending more than $50 never occurred to me. So Carol is now playing her Christmas present since I wanted her to take advantage of the full 45 day trial period. Besides, the rental fiddle (you know, the one with the big number "2" on it' like a bowling shoe) needed to be returned.
I wanted her to have something to open up on Christmas morning, so I stealthily ordered her a music stand from Amazon. The music stand was delivered while I was at work and needless to say CP now knows she is getting a a music stand. I'm considering surprising her with four new tires for her Element. I'm concerned that I would come home and find the Goodyear Blimp hovering over the house.