Mom: What time are you getting home from work?
Me: On my way home now. Why?
Mom: Oh, just wondering.
Me: (take my time driving home, stop and get gas, clean out my car)
Me: (Open my front door) It smells good, clean. Wait. Things have changed. (eyes dart around my living room) It's CLEAN! My mom! (call my mom) THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. You're AMAZING. Best birthday present. Ever.
Moral of the story: Make sure your parents have a spare key to your apartment, so when they have the day before your birthday off work, they can come over during the day and clean it to surprise you when you get home from work.