My boyfriend and I are really bad at surprises. One of us usually figures it out or decides to buy whatever it is, unknowingly, when the other already purchased it as a gift. It’s an ongoing joke. So, I was going to try my hardest to keep the secret that I bought tickets to Medieval Times. Every time we happen to pass by, he mentioned that he’d like to go and hadn’t been since his golden birthday when he was 8 years old. The last time I was there was when I was in 4th grade for a field trip. I remember thinking, “we have to eat with our HANDS and drink the soup from the BOWL?” All the girls were grossed out. And I also remember hoping that I got a rose from our knight. I guess things don’t change over an 18 year period. Anyways, I purchased the “celebration package” about a month ago which included VIP seating, a photo, an announcement during the tournament (A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LORD KYLE!! —said in an English accent), and cake. What else do you need? He was a bit concerned I was going to make him dress up for the photo. As much as I would have liked to ;) I couldn’t do that to him.
To keep my secret, I only told a few people and I told him I was taking him to Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg for lunch. We had been there once before and they were within minutes of each other so I thought it was a good alibi. I freaked out a little bit when he offered to put the address in his phone for GPS. I snapped, “JUST LET ME PUT IT IN MY PHONE, OKAY KYLE? GEEZ!” I thought for sure he would put two and two together. Luckily for me, he was too busy waiting for Carmello Anthony’s big announcement (and a bit annoyed with me for my crazy coming out) to look up from his phone.
When we pulled in the parking lot, he looked up from his phone completely confused. I said, “So, by the way, we’re not going to Shaws, WE’RE GOING TO MEDIEVAL TIMES!” He said, “Wait, what? What’s going on?” “Umm hello!! We’re going to THE CASTLE…” He was surprised and I was proud I was able to keep it a surprise.
We were in the red section with the red knight and NO :( I didn’t get a rose this time EITHER! The food was great, and the show was even better. We had a great time!
Before the show, you can sign up to have someone knighted. Since Kyle expressed to me SINCERELY that he DID NOT want to be knighted and embarrassed, we watched from afar. It was so cute seeing all of the little kids (and more adults than I expected) kneel before the king.