Picking Favourites

He has now been back with us a week-and-a-half, but it was a long lonely six days (but it definitely felt like weeks) without Bryan around. Despite the general goings-on, the house was somehow quiet and felt empty. The day before he returned, he phoned me from the Mall in Laval, Quebec asking my opinion on toys for the boys that I couldn’t quite imagine in my mind’s eye. I agreed anyway as I know he has good taste (he married me after all). I was also quietly gleeful that he was in fact out gift hunting and was hopeful of something profound for myself.

Shortly after he stepped through the door and Cameron laid his head on his shoulder and hugged him for an eternity, he sat down and quietly beckoned Ian over.

“I brought something for you Ian–from Canada”, he offered in a quiet, but intriguing voice.
“What is it, what is it?!” Ian said, almost bellowing from the excitement.


Next it was Cameron’s turn.”Cameron, comeeeeee’re!” And with that, the tiny little feet sprinted to him.

“I couldn’t think what to get you sweetie, and everything I liked was well over $100. So I got you something I thought you’d appreciate.”

I am never without words, but this rendered me speechless. Ahh…priceless love.


20 responses to “Picking Favourites

  1. Is it a book on Montreal? I’m not sure….. He should have got a snow globe.

  2. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog today, I shall have to link you. I love a good Brit blog. Where are you from in Scotland, a good friend of mine is from Bishopbriggs.

  3. Awww! That is cute… At least it wasn’t a tee shirt 😉

  4. Awww…you make me so jealous! 🙂

  5. You need to have Bryan read those last few posts you wrote about him. And then send him back to Canada for one of those $100 gifts!

  6. LOL! As Sandy said, at least it wasn’t a T-shirt (tho I rather liked the one DH brought me from California when he went out there when DD was only 2 weeks old!) Even better, it wasn’t chocolates. I will seriously injure DH if he gets me chocolates for Valentine’s Day.

    I hope Bryan’s got you something extra special for Thursday!

  7. Mmmm. Do you collect magnets then? Remember it is the thought that counts and the $100+ pressie may well be being saved for V Day??

  8. Yeah, too true, at least it wasn’t a t-shirt. I can’t say I collect them, but I collect Ian’s pre-school pictures on the fridge which facilitate a magnet…oh well. I did make me laugh.

  9. Bryan probably KNEW it would make you laugh…and who knows…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow after all. I’m sure you’re in for another surprise! Have fun, and glad to hear Bryan made it home safe and sound…and bearing gifts to boot!

  10. Maybe he is keeping back another Valentines Day gift. But, at least you know he was thinking of you. When my husband had to be away for business, just seeing the way our kids reacted to his return was great.

  11. At first I thought it was a huge big piece of artwork for the house, then I realised I had the scale all wrong!
    Anyway, pop over to my place for a couple of awards!

  12. i have no idea what he got you because it’s not loading for me!! so, whatever it is…enjoy!
    he got some good stuff for your boys, though!! my son would love that bath toy!
    have a terrific day!

  13. it loaded…hilarious! a magnet!! so funny! why not a coffee mug? or a t-shirt? well…it’s only valentine day…not your birthday…right?

  14. anglophilefootballfanatic

    Oh, NO he didn’t!! Shame! This is as bad as Puppy last week buying my son golf balls in LA. SHAME ON YOU BRYAN!

  15. anglophilefootballfanatic

    It’s Wed. Where’s my Scottish word?!!!

  16. See now, I would have LOVED it just as much as a diamond tennis bracelet. Seriously.

  17. Ooohhh, a magnet. I love magnets. I collect them from all the places I’ve visited. And this one is very pretty. In my opinion, Bryan did good!!

  18. A magnet? I would so be sending him back for the 100$ gift (or just demanding the 100$ to buy myself something nice).

    Are the boys coming to Scotland with you? What ages are they again?
    Would be aware we have an epidemic sweeping the country just now called “In The Night Garden” made by the same people that done the Tellytubbies that has every child 4 and under addicted in a terrible way

  19. Oh my goodness. But you know what though, I’ve started a little collection of magnets myself. I love postcards from trips people go on–as long as they write on them about their trip and it’s even better if they come in the mail for some reason. I agree, a t-shirt would have stunk.

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