The Major Award.

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Yesterday I was on the phone with my mom (yes, I do talk to her a lot) and she reminded me of a story that had us laughing.

Last spring, I got a phone call from the Oldest Kidlet’s teacher. “Sorry for the last minute call, but OK is getting an award tomorrow, and it’s a big deal. I hope you can make it. It’s a major award- for academic excellence.”

I agreed to go, and told my in-laws about the call. The next day I went to the awards ceremony and when the in-laws got home from work, they asked to see this major award.

Which was a certificate.

My father in law looked at it, then looked at me. “That’s a piece of paper.” And from the look in his eye, I knew what he was thinking.

“What, were you expected a wooden crate marked FRA-GEE-LAY?”

“It’s a major award,” he said. And then we erupted in laughter.

The Oldest Kidlet clutched his certificate to his chest. “This is a major award!” He was so serious, that instead of making us stop laughing- we just laughed even harder.

So what prompted this trip down memory lane? My mom mentioned a thread in a forum discussing what item you cherish in your house that others might think was tacky.

Which made me think of the one thing I want to have when I have a house at Christmas time. Yes. I want a leg lamp. Which might seem tacky, but to me it’s so tacky it’s awesome.

  • Audrey Jensen

    I am sure my daughter-in-law, Pam, would love one too.

  • http://twitter.com/demiurgent Eric Burns-White

    For the record, the dentist’s office next to my house puts a Major Award in their lobby window every year. It never fails to make me laugh and feel… Christmasy, I guess.

  • http://www.whitneydrake.com/ Whitney Drake

    I love it!