Why, yes, that IS caution tape wrapped around his neck.
With a sprinkler head dangling from it.
You might ask, "What award did he win?"
"What momentous event was marked by this dubious honor?"
Our Oldest Child (along with his fellow firefighter/buddy/partner in crime) was bestowed the very first:
"Worst Case of Horseplay in the Station. Ever."
An award created especially for them.
Well, it has to do with air rifles, plastic pellets, fire sprinkler heads, middle-of-the-night mayhem, flooding, drenched mattresses, wet carpet, wet walls, wet people and restitution.
Think you can figure it out?
I never dreamed of such achievement in my young man. When he was just a tiny boy and I thought of all the possibilities the world held for my sweet, precious child, this was not something I ever dared to hope he would accomplish. And yet, here we are, mere weeks before his twentieth birthday and already, A MAJOR AWARD!
I'm SUCH a proud, proud Mommy.