I always know when my husband is going on another business trip state side. He’ll call, or send an email, saying something like “honey, there’s a big show in (fill in major US city, most likely Las Vegas) next week and so and so says he can't go, so I might have to instead”. Or “(Fill in major client name) is having an account review meeting in New York next week, and I might have to attend to make sure it goes well”.
In reality the trip is already in his diary and he has already booked the travel. But he has this thing about “setting expectations” and he thinks that if he gives me some advance notice of extended travel, that I will not rip his head off by the time het gets home. I guess there is some truth to this.
But what he hasn’t realised is that I’ve changed my stance on US travel. Instead of being annoyed with
him it, I look upon it as a shopping opportunity. With the dollar still weak against the pound, there are deals to be had in the US!
There are two ways to approach this: either send your husband with a detailed list of items and shops to the mall, or do some online shopping and send it to his office or a US colleague’s home. I don’t know about your husband, but mine is pretty hopeless picking out clothes of any kind, so I opt for the latter.
Good luck ladies. Who knows, he may feel guilty enough to splash out on a Zagliani handbag.
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This post was written by Susanna, a Thames Valley Mums founder. You can also find her at her blog, A Modern Mother.