My daughter is the WORSE secret keeper EVER. I think she just might have the biggest mouth on the west coast as well. None of us can Hiccup without her telling the nearest pedestrian, checker, garbage man, waitress..who ever is within ear shot. We are constantly telling her to stop informing people of things that have nothing to do with them.
Anyway, the day my AA diploma came, my kids wrote me a "congratulations" note. It was a "surprise". However, as soon as I walked in the door S says: "Hi Mom. We have a surprise for you. (Lowers voice to near whisper, "Its a note"). This upset her older brother and my hub, because she is ALWAYS doing this.
So, the hub had a long talk with her (again) and explained what a secret was (again). About 20 minutes later, he decided to test her so he called her over and whispered in her ear.
Now, I STILL dont know what he said to her (which is a miracle), but for the next hour she walked around with a big smile on her face. I asked her what she was smiling about and she said: "Im smiling about the secret".
About 10 minutes later I turn around and see her on her knees on the floor. Whispering into our Dachshund Carmen's big floopy ears. I really wish I had my camera handy because the look on a weiner dog's face as its ear is being whispered into by a little child is quite comical. Anyway, I asked her what she was doing. She said: "I have to tell SOMEONE". Everyday for the past 2 days,she has been whispering in both dogs' ears. Its working, because I STILL dont know what the secret is. The hub isnt talking.
And either are the dogs.