Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2.16.10 - KU vs. MU

Funny story to share from this weekend, about an EXCEPTIONAL item I found while out bargain shopping with my mom Saturday. To give a little background info, let me start off by saying that my dad and his brother (my uncle) both went to Mizzou and are HUGE Tigers fans. I grew up with the latest Tiger attire plus an amazing assortment of stuffed Tigers, tiger blankets, you name it. Well, I’m not big into sports since my dad and brother took care of that for me growing up, but anyone who knows sports knows about the huge rivalry between Mizzou and the Kansas Jayhawks. In fact, some of my dad’s cousins went to KU, so there has always been a sort of personal rivalry among them. Two of those cousins, Sue and Randy, just happen to be visiting my parents this weekend… Let the fun begin!

So my mom and I stopped by our favorite Goodwill store (Yes, I’m thrifty and am not ashamed!) and while thumbing through the baby clothes, I happen to stumble upon a one of a kind item for around these parts….

Yes, that’s right folks, an official KU Jayhawk baby jacket…and what size was it? A perfect 6 month size for Liam. Seriously?!? What are the odds of finding such a thing?….I’m no practical joker by any means, but this was too good. As many of you know my dad keeps Liam everyday while Dustin and I are at work. Needless to say this practical joke may end up costing me my full time child care….yes, I’m serious….this was serious business. My mom even told me I’d have to deal with the consequences and she vowed not to have any part of it…if you’ve ever met Mizzou fans you’d understand….I was about to tread on scared ground here.

So of course I bought it and started scheming on how I should go about this. My dad’s cousins were coming to meet them to go out to dinner, so I stuck around until everyone was there. My plan was to have my dad get Liam ready to go home and hand him the jacket to put on him. It didn’t work out exactly as planned because they decided to leave while I was still feeding Liam, but it was still pretty funny. I simply asked my dad to hand me my purse because I wanted to show him something I got for Liam…I handed it over to him and in total dismay he actually uttered my full name for the first time since I was a kid…. I don’t think he thought it was funny….I thought it was hysterical. You might be thinking, "Where are the pictures of Liam in the jacket?"...I may be crazy, but I wasn't gonna risk it! 

Cost of jacket = $1.99, look on dad’s face = priceless.

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