After the all clear, I had just enough time to run home to pack and call Dad.
We talked about the stickers we ordered for the orchard, and then about the plane tickets for his visit and then, at the end, I said, “oh, just one more thing, you’re going to be a Grandpa.”
He started laughing and said, “you haven’t even been talking about it.”
I asked him to call the rest of the family and he said he might wait a bit.
Why? I asked.
To let it sink in, he said.
Yep, I definitely surprised him.