I decided to participate in An Island Life's Group Writing Project
How to make a large (and expensive) paperweight...
There are many steps to making a large (and expensive) paperweight.
1. Spend a few days rearranging your furniture to make room for the new paperweight. In our case, we switched entertainment centers with our son and moved the computer desks and couches to fit in our bedroom/living room.
2. Allow your husband to select the biggest (and most expensive) flat panel television that your budget can afford. Since I had just received a nice bonus, John selected a 50 inch plasma. Which he then traded for a 47 inch LCD model.
3. Purchase a Wii game system. This is the most important step. This step may take some time. In our area, the Wii is difficult to find in stock. But don't let this dissuade you from your mission. It is very important to the plan.
4. Get the family addicted to the new large TV and Wii. In our house, even Mamaw and Papaw enjoyed a weekly movie night with the kids followed by a game of bowling and/or golf on the Wii.
5. Create the paperweight. This step requires either a deliberate destructive act (which I don't recommend) or a careless mistake (again, I don't recommend this, but it would be better than the first choice.) For my project, I put the Wiimote (the remote control for the Wii) into the new $5 tennis racket John found on clearance. (We have an idea, now, why it was only $5.) This final step requires an act of great force. For me, it was a backhand return of the volley. As you feel the Wiimote leave your hand, listen for the subtle crash as impact is made.
6. Admire your new large (and expensive) paperweight. (Or, do like I did, and cry like a baby.)