My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary with a surprise breakfast made entirely by our kids.
The banging and shouting woke us up and as soon as we started downtairs my daughter, who was in charge of the caper yelled, "DON'T COME DOWN!!!!!" GO BAAAAACK!!!
So, I took a bath and finished The Kitchen House and then came down to a set table complete with candles (!), OJ with Perrier (kid mimosas) and the best waffles ever.
My middle son gifted me with dozens of documentary photos of the process. I loved looking through them later and tried not to say anything about the counter sitting or white chocolate chip snacking or mess. In fact, it was the one mess I have cleaned up that had me smiling the whole time.