It’s not only kids that ‘play up’ or get snotty over a potential gift.
Hubby overheard a conversation in the jewellers as we were looking for something specific for MSM (which they didn’t have anyway so we had to resort to a plan B).
Husband and Wife this time, and Hubby was stunned.
H: Is there anything you’d particularly like Darling?
W: I don’t know.
H: I thought I’d buy you something to go with the bracelet I bought you last year.
H: What about this?
pointing to a bracelet with a price tag of almost five hundred pounds.
W: Urgh! That’s really gawdy and tacky.
H: I’ll think again then.
In years past, Hubby has bought me jewellery, a necklace, locket, bracelet, earrings, and one year a new wedding ring as I’d got so fat, mine didn’t fit anymore (we had to buy a man’s as the women’s didn’t go up to my size).
Admittedly, I don’t wear a lot, but my locket has a picture of Hubby and Maggie in it, and the neck chain he bought to replace one that had broken supports my elephant (15th anniversary), I love you today more than yesterday heart (another anniversary), my chinese I Love you symbol (birthday) and the cross Bro gave me when I was bridesmaid for him in 1965, which I never took off until my surgery.
I have my engagement, wedding and eternity rings, my silver bracelet he bought for my 50th birthday, and countless other little things that I treasure.
When he told me about the kids and then this woman, I thought how ungrateful, especially if it was to match something she already had (doesn’t say a lot for that either then).
I hope he buys her something plastic that you’d get out of a novelty cracker.
Which brings me to a scene in MI 3, where Tom Cruise and Michelle Monaghan get married with plastic wedding rings.
Works for me………….. but you can keep Tom Cruise.