Being the sap and wonderful child that I am, I got my parent's a gift for my high school graduation. I was walking around Target one day and saw these books: 100 Reasons a Daughter Needs a Dad and 100 Reasons a Daughter Needs a Mom.
I didn't want to just give the books to my mom and dad without doing something special. I had the idea to write the lyrics to a special song in each one of them. I wrote the lyrics to You Can't Lose Me by Faith Hill in my mom's and Ready, Set, Don't Go in my dad's. Of course, they both bawled like big babies. My dad actually couldn't finish reading what I had written in front of me.
My mom knew the message written in hers was clearly lyrics to a song. My dad, however, didn't get the memo, and thought way more of my writing abilities than what they truly were. About a year or so after I graduated, the topic of me giving my parents gifts for my graduation came up and I said something along the lines of "yeah, I wrote the lyrics to songs in the front of them too." My dad looked at me in disbelief and said "you mean to tell me you didn't write that?" He then confessed that he sat in bed that night I gave the book to him and cried like a baby while he read it.
For a good year or year and a half my dad thought I wrote, and by write I mean came up with the words all on my own, what was written in his book. I died laughing and will never forget the surprise on his face when he learned the truth about Ready, Set, Don't Go.