What Daddy really, really wants - it's not socks!
The folks at LG seem to think that giving Dad black socks for Father’s Day is a no-no, suggesting instead that a new TV will do the trick! Who knew? Socks have been my fallback gift — along with a bottle of Old Spice — for years. But I’ve got to admit that their idea of surprising the sublimely wonderful Father of My Children with a brand new television has definite appeal. There’s no doubt that my husband John deserves one – our one-television family is still crowding around the same set we got when our daughter Emma was born — almost 17 years ago! To further convince me (and the rest of the country) the electronic giant is running a very clever online promotion with seriously funny videos that show what will happen to your family life if you choose socks over a high def television.
There’s also a contest in which your family can win a LG 47-inch HDTV, a Blu-Ray home theatre system or 47 and 42-inch LCD TVs. You and dad each get one chance to enter, but the Big Guy gets another chance if he fills in a “pledge form” promising to give up some of his more annoying guy habits, such as making faces while a chick flick is playing, and blaming the dog for unpleasant smells in the room. LG’s newest televisions were recently on display when style maven Janette Ewen designed his and her rooms that incorporated the new technology. The guy room was inspired by Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Luke Schenn. Absolutely gorgeous (the room didn’t look bad either).