What is it you ask? Well...we have speculated many things. I'll describe it a little bit more for you and maybe you can tell me. You can see the big yellow chicken in the middle, it is sitting on a white skirt that holds little mini-chicks all around its edges. It sits flat on a table...but it kind of bunches as if it's not supposed to sit completely flat. I think maybe it's supposed to be a topper to something, although I'm not entirely sure what. Someone suggested maybe it's supposed to cover an air freshener pod. When we first got married, I would sneak it onto the banister of our stairs to annoy Chad, although I don't think that's where it belongs either.
I joke about it but obviously I still have it all these years later and I knew exactly where it was to go and retrieve it and it does mean a lot to me. As silly as it is, when I look at it I remember that the family realized I was helping the student and it really did make me feel appreciated and acknowledged. I do think as teachers it doesn't matter what is given, but anything that shows you cared enough to do something makes a difference to us. Knitted chicken families are tops in my book!