Today Uncle CR (S's husband) and Uncle D (C's husband), arrived at school and pulled D out of school early. He had no idea, but they, along with K, got tickets to the Nationals vs Red Sox pre-season game today at 3pm. All the guys in our family are big Sox fans and D is a Nats fan too, so if was a game not to be missed. K works downtown, so he met them at the game. The weather was gorgeous and our little guy who desperately needed his bank filled, got some good old fashioned attention from the men in his life. He was in heaven.
The surprise was a little bittersweet unfortunately. When the front office called down to his room, she just told him to pack up his bag and that his uncle was waiting for him. He quietly told me tonight that for those five minutes of packing and walking down to the office, he thought that someone in our family had died. Sigh. I guess we didn't think things through very well. Once he realized what was going on, he was fine, but it still clenches my stomach to remember how the accident has affected all the kids.
My kids have great aunts and uncles. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who can fill his bank. Other people can remind him how much he is loved and what a special kid he is. A positive memory was made that will last his lifetime.