The other day I asked Summy what she did at school, and she replied, "We were making special jewellery boxes for Mommies."
Then, smiling sheepishly, she said, "Oops. I was not supposed to tell you that."
By this time, the Mothers Day secret was out, but I promised her that I would forget she ever told me.
Kiran was in Japan, and while talking to him on the phone night, he asked Summy what she had done that day. This time she was more careful. She whispered into the phone, "I made a jewellery box for Mama." He couldn't hear her at all and kept saying "What?", but I could very well.
Nothing is as precious, even a jewellery box, as a five-year old trying to keep a secret.