As of Christmas Eve morning, the Coldwater Creek jewelry Jon had ordered for me had not shown up at our business box. CC said it had shipped, USPS said it had arrived and the UPS store where our business boxes are said it had not been received. I watched Jon "clandestinely" make phone calls and inadvertently heard the gist of the trouble. I pretended not to.
Two hours later, he came to me with bad news: "Honey, one of your primary gifts got lost in the mail. I'm so sorry." He proceeded to give me the blow by blow and I commiserated with how terrible the UPS store is, how they lost a certified check for me last spring, how this time of year brings out the worst in people and perhaps some under-paid employee of the store slipped the tiny package into a pocket without signing for it.
And then we went about our day, gift forgotten.
Nearing the end of the gift-giving, Jon asked Liam to grab a little brown box left under the tree. He tricked me. Good.
Here's my other favorite gift:
What did you get?