Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Perfect Gift


We saw Daniel this week. He's our friend since way back when the dudes lived with us, and Max was a newborn... so way back, it's not enough to say "he's our barber."

Daniel picked up his bug-eyed rubber chicken and showed it to me, saying "I was in the 99 cent store and saw this. I thought of you."

He squeezed it, and it made a funny squawk.

I do like chickens. How'd he know?

Then he says something about having it around, he finds himself liking it too much to part with, and that's when I really started laughing.

I could never make him part with it.

"It's the thought that counts, Daniel," I told him. And I took a picture, because the memory of it, seeing his joy, and that hilarious bird, makes me happy all over again.


Max and Alex got haircuts.
And they look extra good.

A perfect gift = Time in the company of a thoughtful friend.

8 comments:

  1. We have one of those chickens.It's the funniest thing I have seen in a loooong time!
    Squawk!

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  2. A friend who is a barber AND has a squeaking chicken? Could you ask for more?

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  3. I love it. Once again you've made me smile.

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  4. That is the perfect gift :) Well said.

    And there's nothing like a good barber and a new haircut :)

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  5. That's funny and sweet. He looks like a fun guy, too.

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  6. Old and dear friends are the best sort of friends, aren't they? Even when they don't come with rubber chickens they're pretty special.

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  7. Love that chicken. Love it.

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  8. Friends with rubber chickens? Does life get any better ... LOL
    Yvette

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