So I am going to need some advice on what to get my wife as this is what she wrote me for my surprise 30th birthday present.
Twas four months and the night before daddy’s birthday and all through the house,
Connor and mommy were stirring, even Mickey Mouse;
The presents were wrapped for daddy with care,
In hopes that he would soon be there;
Mommy and Connor were full and had just been fed,
While visions of daddy’s surprise danced in their heads;
And mommy in her shirt and Connor in his jersey,
Had just settled down from being so nervy,
When out in the driveway daddy’s car pulled in,
Connor sprang to go find out where daddy had been.
Away to the presents mommy flew like a flash,
Daddy tore open the door and saw the stash.
The balloons and presents, put daddy in disarray,
Mommy told daddy to calm down, it was okay.
When daddy’s wandering eyes did appear,
To a stadium and a big cheer,
With a new coach so lively and stoke,
Daddy knew in a moment it must be Coach Hoke.
More rapid than eagles his players they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Now, Roundtree! Now, Odoms! Now Kovacs, and Robinson!
On, VanBergen! On Molk! On Fitzgerald and Gordon!
Pick it up boys! We have big games this fall!
Now practice hard! We must win them all!
As players before big games do,
When they meet an obstacle, their momentum just grew,
So up to Ann Arbor mommy and daddy did go
With their luggage all packed, and Connor with bro.
And then, in a twinkling, daddy heard the crowd cheer,
The sight that he saw so beautiful and clear.
As mommy and daddy drew their heads around,
They saw the Wolverines on the field ready to throw down.
They were dressed in all maize and blue, from their head to their feet
And their clothes were not tarnished, they were ready to compete;
Under the lights for the first time ever
This was a sight; a Wolverine Endeavour.
The Wolverines – how they passed! Their defense was on lock!
The passes were perfect, the defense like a rock!
The Irish fought back, as they always do,
But Michigan didn’t waiver – Go Blue!
It was fourth and one, and we knew they weren’t done,
They faked a long pass and did an end run,
Mommy looked at daddy and said isn’t this fun,
Daddy was happy with excitement, a jolly thirty year old,
Mommy smiled when she saw him, they had no idea what was about to unfold.
With a click of their cleats, and Shoelace led,
The crowd hoped there was nothing to dread,
Michigan spoke not a word, but went straight to work,
They stomped the Irish, and turned with a jerk,
Laying their hands on their hearts and pointing to the sky,
And giving a nod, up to the crowd, saying good-bye.
They sprang to their lockers, Hoke gave his team a whistle,
And away the crowd went in their dismissal,
But they all heard them exclaim, as they walked out of sight,
HAIL TO THE VICTORS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!
I had no idea this surprise would turn into the most exciting day ever!!!