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#1 cattivo lupo

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

We have had a lot of expenses in the last few months, second car has needed a lot of work and we're always pretty tight at this time of year anyway (no work in school holidays).  Anyway, DH and I said we wouldn't have presents this year (for us, the kids get them).  And I'm good with that.  He's always so generous with his giving, but I knew the money bit was stressing him.

But then, I saw a waffle maker in Homeart.  We had a waffle maker which broke a few years back.  DH loved it, and has said a few times how much he'd like another one.  So I bought it for him for him and now it's sitting under the Christmas tree and I'm getting stern looks and reminders about what we said we were doing  sad.gif, and I totally get where he's coming from, but it was such a bargain and I know he will love it .  It was only $30.  He wanted to buy me an iPad, which we can't really afford.  I don't want him to feel guilty, I just wanted him to have it.  

Was it a bad bad thing to do?? Or just a little bit bad?

#2 Kat5

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

Change the tag to "DH & Cattivo Lupo" Love *your kids* biggrin.gif

#3 Therese

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Kat5 @ 24/12/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Change the tag to "DH & Cattivo Lupo" Love *your kids* biggrin.gif


That's a great idea original.gif

#4 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

No - it was a good thing. Something you know that he will use, and love, and everyone will benefit from.

And $30 is nothing like the cost of a new iPad, and the thought behind the purchase is absolutely lovely.

#5 cattivo lupo

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (Kat5 @ 24/12/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Change the tag to "DH & Cattivo Lupo" Love *your kids* biggrin.gif



Genius, I'll go get the sharpie and do that right now.  Thank you, wish I'd thought of it  biggrin.gif

#6 Lyra

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

or maybe his gift to you could be waffles and coffee in bed one morning

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#7 Feralishous

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

yup, if you do Santa, definitely label it from Santa, then he cant complain in front of the kids haha




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