My wife was trying hard to contain herself, I could tell the urge to ask me all about my trip to seethe stable builders. Tamworth is where we have lived all our lives, my wife and I love it here. I was fighting the urge to tell them about my surprise, I’d bought my daughter a horse for her 16th birthday. The horse was being delivered the following week so I had to prepare our property. I know most little girls asks for a horse when they’re young but grow out of it eventually. My daughter has never wavered in her desire to own a pony.
My daughter had been suspicious all week, she kept looking at my wife and I like we were crazy, she could tell something was up. I tried to strike up a conversation with my kid about her day at school, but my over enthusiasm made everything all the more awkward. My wife turned to me and gave me a look that expressed her need to talk. I grabbed her hands and told her as quietly as I could that I had bought and horse and was making all the arrangements. My wife was overjoyed, she loved animals and was excited to see our addition to the family. I reminded my wife that we needed a custom barn, Tamworth was going to dry for the next week, perfect weather to put up the structure.
I told her about the stable that I had ordered and everything I could remember about it. She asked me what was going to happen next, I couldn’t help but smile at her. I told my wife that the stable builders would arrive in the next few days. I had already organised the exterior house painters, Melbourne wasn’t far away and we needed a team that could work fast. I wanted the barn to be painted bright red, like something out of an American television series. My daughter is rather partial to westerns, she’ll love the bright red paint job. I have high hopes for this project, I’m not taking any chances and hiring the most experienced painters Melbourne residents trust. Timing is going to be crucial if this barn is going to be built and painted in time. They would be coming by the house in a weeks time to have a look at the barn and take some measurements. Our biggest problem was going to be keeping it all a secret from my daughter. My wife set my mind at ease, pointing out that she was nearly sixteen and probably couldn’t care less about what was going on outside of her phone and computer. I couldn’t help but laugh and wrapped my arms around my wife.
It’s time to watch your daughter learn some valuable life lessons. Normally being strict isn’t your thing. Help your family understand their place in your world.