With a Side of Garlic Butter

As I write, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where I’m attending a work-related conference. It’s rare that I travel for work, and it’s been quite some time since I’ve been away from my family for longer than a weekend away with girlfriends.

Over the years, I’ve made a habit of bringing home a “souvenir” of my trip for the boys. Over the years, this has varied from the mundane (a Thomas train from the toy store in the Ottawa Rideau Centre) to the unusual(wooden puzzles from a toy store on Granville Island). My souvenir isn’t always a toy. Sometimes I bring home brochures for local attractions, a map of local transit,  or postcards so that the boys can see where I’ve been — although, we’re just as likely to pull up Google streetview now.

This time, the boys have made a specific request (other than, “Not something to wear, Mom“).  They want me to bring home a lobster.

A genuine, fresh-from-the-sea lobster. Never mind the fact that I’m not sure when I will have time to procure a lobster while at a conference 15 hours a day, or the fact that I can get one, ready-steamed, at my local grocer. It’s not even lobster season, from what I understand.  They’ve got crustacean on the brain.

So if you see a frazzled lady leaving the Toronto Island Airport on Friday, juggling a lap top case and a lobster in a cooler, say hi. It’s probably me.


4 thoughts on “With a Side of Garlic Butter

  1. If you don’t have time to go and get the living kind then pick up a postcard and google “fresh lobster delivery.” There are dozens of places that will get the wee beasts to you without you having to juggle a potential lap-lobster-mess. 🙂

  2. I don’t know about the Charlottetown Airport, but the Halifax Airport sells fresh lobster that they will box up for you and check in as luggage. A bit pricier, naturally, but oh so convenient.

  3. There’s also the option of gummie lobsters. I know for a fact that the sell them in the same store as the chocolate-covered potato chips. The Anne of Green Gables candy store, next to the Anne of Green Gables theatre, next to the Anne of Green Gables bookstore.

    • Nathalie, I think I’d prefer the gummie lobsters to the real thing. Actually Sebastian might, too.

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