Thursday, January 21, 2010
That Monkey Doodad
My daughter Sheila is pretty elegant. She and her husband have a beautiful home, two beautiful children, and a pretty darned nice life. When Christmas was almost upon us, I began to wonder what to get for these beautiful and elegant people. I got a sterling bracelet for Sheila's husband, a gorgeous scarf for Sheila and gifts for the kids. I still wanted to get "just one more thing" but it had to be really special.
As luck would have it, I found just the thing. It was like nothing I had ever seen or even imagined before. I'm not sure what it is exactly. Candle holder? Beer stand, my husband Alex thinks. It was incredible. Sheila and her family frankly have everything. So my discovery would astound all of them. None of them have or have ever imagined having anything quite like this.
When I showed it to my husband, he said it was the ugliest thing he had ever seen. When I took it to the cashier, she laughed and said "You're kidding, right?". What possessed me to buy this particular object can only be described as either divine intervention or the devil's work. I had to have this object. I had to give it to my daughter and her family.
How many crystal vases can you have? How many sets of 600 thread count sheets? How many bottles of expensive champagne or perfume? How many towels? None of those things called my name this year. I found the perfect family gift. I just wonder where they are going to put it.