After spending, without much restraint quite a bit of time and money on Mother's day, I decided to add up exactly how much I dropped. In the end it added up to almsot $1,060!! I was amazed.
I had planned to use the holiday as an excuse to upgrade my wife's wristwatch. Although the current one is functional, it's quite plain and fairly bland for dressier occassions. My wife is very frugal and would not otherwise buy a more expensive watch, so I took the opportunity to buy her something more expensive. To some degree I feel that I've been extravagant, on the other hand I've been wanting to do it for several years.
On the same note, my wife had always wanted to buy her mother diamond ear rings. Grandma comes from humble means and wouldn't demand very expensive ear rings, so we found a nice, but inexpensive pair for her. She said she likes them, so I'm hoping I won't have to return them. I bought the earrings at BJ's Wholesale and the watch at Costco. I would have bought both at Costco, but Costco's earrings were much more expensive.
Due to our move, I had a number of refunds coming to me from our home owner's insurance policy and our heating provider. In reality, the refunds are completely unrelated to the purchases, but they did reduce the net effect of my splurge on our cash flow.
I expect that Grandma's birthday gift will be fairly inexpensive in light of her mother's day gift. For my wife, I'm not sure. We have an anniversary, her birthday and a special occassion coming up. Certainly I won't need to buy her another watch. I would like to buy her a replacement ear ring for the one that fell out of her ear - very tragic. It was fairly expensive. Somehow I don't think I should claim the replacement as an anniversary gift - grounds for execution!!
I do think I'll be a bit lighter on my wife's birthday gift in light of all the other gift's she'll be getting.
Future mother's days will probably be limited to the flower's listed above.
I'd like your thoughts, was a highly irresponsible? This is the accountability aspect of blogging. I bought my wife and her mother gifts that we had wanted to buy each of them for a long time, primarily out of windfall cash. Was this completely foolish? Did I spend too much? I know nyc money discussed this and what I bought seems less expensive than the fashion girls wear in NYC. What are your thoughts?
Have a wonderful week,