Parents surprise son with ‘secret treasure room’ they hid from him for two years

Posted at 8:49 PM, Aug 23, 2014

San Jose, Ca. – This boy had a fourth birthday he will never forget.

A California mom and dad kept the secret from their son for two years.

The boy was a toddler when they moved into their home, so they used a dresser to block an unfinished crawl space connected to his room.

They soon realized the potential the space had, and decided they would turn it into a play area for a future birthday present.

By the time their son turned 4 years old, it had a new floor, bright walls, a map and coloring supplies.

The boy was given clues on his birthday that led him to the secret room. (He needed help moving the dresser.)

Once inside, he lit up and deemed the gift his “Secret Treasure Room,” vowing to show it to everyone he could.

His mom, Sarah Goer, shared the details of the special surprise on her blog earlier this month.

She since told Fox 8 News her son loves to read to himself and his little sister in the Secret Treasure Room and glow stars, a birthday gift from a friend, were added to the ceiling.

The dresser no longer lives in front of the door.