A few nights ago, driving home from my mother-in-law’s birthday dinner, Sam was whining from the backseat when she was going to get a new digital camera. I said I didn’t know. I had just paid her tuition for the entire year and I felt that my bank book was deflated — and I mean, physically deflated. There are far less zeroes and less numerals to the left of the decimal point too. I sighed as I thought about some of the things I had been planning on buying for myself which will all have to wait.
I don’t begrudge the amount I spend on her horrendous tuition fees (Speedy pays for Alex’s). We chose their school because we felt it was the best in the area and the quality of the education it offered should be our guiding point — not the tuition fees. But there are times when I feel like pampering myself too and it just seems to me that my planned buys somehow get pushed down to the bottom of the priority list every time. So, I sighed as I thought the macro lens for my 2-year-old EOS 350D, a mother’s day gift from Speedy in 2005.
Then, a flicker of hope. Sunday was mother’s day. I may not need to buy the macro lens at all… I have a husband and don’t husbands shower their wives with gifts and lots of pampering on mother’s day? :twisted:
I turned to Speedy and said, “Sunday is mother’s day. Am I going to have a new macro lens?” He smiled wickedly and said, “No, no, no, no, no…” Yeah, five NO’s — I counted ’cause he said it in a sing-song way.
So, I sighed again. :neutral: And sighed again as I though of the 17″ MacBook Pro. Not that I’m tired of my MacBook, mind you, but a larger screen will be kinder to my not too perfect vision. I’m in my forties, for goodness’ sakes, and my vision is not what it was when I was 16.
So, I turned to Speedy again and said, “Oh, I know! No lens because you’re going to buy me a MacBook Pro.”
He didn’t even turn to look at me but simply repeated his sing-song response, “No, no, no, no, no…”
What the hell. So, surprise me then. Maybe, he’ll present me a deed to a new and bigger house. :mrgreen: