They had a pact in grade school: if by the time they turn 40, they’re still single, then they should just “get married.”
We started out telling them about Santa, but they eventually figured out that he wasn’t real. Last year, Berry found out the real score from her classmate. Just this week, my son Xavi asked if he could open a gift he got from the school’s Santa and when I told him to wait until Christmas because it was a gift from Santa (which, of course, really came from us), he said, “That’s not Santa, I saw his real hair!” So, yeah, the game is up in our household.
It was supposed to be a surprise birthday bash, dahlings, but the effervescent Jackie Ejercito got wind of it. So, she herself took charge and planned her own party with the help of event stylist Barbie Pardo.