Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Money

I'm a very practical person.

My Mother-in-Law has asked me, in the past, what I want for Christmas. So I tell her, maybe, that I need some curtains, or a throw rug. She then tells me she doesn't want to know what I need she wants to know what I want. Well, that is what I want.

She wants me to tell her that I want a pair of black heels and super cute purse and maybe a bunch of clothes. Well, I already have black heels that I'm very happy with, I use a purse until it falls apart and then I get a new one. And I wear the clothes that I have because I feel it's a waste of money to buy more when the ones that I have work very well. (I do appreciate her desire to gift give though, of course.)

When you ask what I want for Christmas and I tell you what I need, that IS what I WANT. I want the things that I need.

It seems silly to me to spend money on stuff that is not necessary when maybe a bill needs to be paid (especially with our current circumstances) or we just really do Need laundry detergent.

I don't know, I guess I'm abnormal.


Travel & Dive Girl said...

Rest assured, you are not abnormal.

It's what we (as women) do, we want to ensure that our family members are provided for first and then we want to make sure our home is comfortable for friends and family. It's only after all of that is done and there is a little extra in the bank, do we even think of "wanting" for ourselves.

Mrsbear said...

I'm the same way. I have a hard time justifying certain purchases when there is so much else we need vs. something just for me, which is more of an unnecessary treat. You get used to practical thinking as a mom.

Becca said...

I think it's totally normal. But people don't seem to enjoy buying practical gifts...they want to buy you things you wouldn't normally spoil yourself with!