once upon a time, in that wonderful small group i was in
(before things came to light that eventually caused our necessary disbanding)
we gathered for a Christmas party, complete with a white elephant gift exchange
all of us aimed for goofy gifts.
and they were all fantastically silly
but i will never forget that when i opened the gift i had selected from the pile
(right before the laughter broke out)
my friend michael (his son is the one i now nanny for)
said calmly and dryly
"well, you can be assured that no one will want to steal THAT one."
(here's about the point where he said it, actually. i had no idea i had photos of that moment!)
yeah...if you can't tell, i'm holding two identical plastic bags
both of which contained a fish
the look on my face kind of says it all.
(i told the group that if they stayed at my house they would be named "cat" and "food". thankfully i taught across the hall from a teacher who had a fish tank in her classroom...so they became extra Christmas gifts for her!)
what's the funniest gift YOU have ever received?