Look, I’m on a budget, ok?
It’s sort of a long story about how one day I bought a Groupon-type deal for dinner at Pravda, Russian bar-restaurant downtown that I thought closed in the 1990s, and then became a maniac because I was worried that the Groupon-thing would expire and I’d be stuck with a piece of paper that was worthless, no offense to the tree that gave it life. So we finally went to the dinner and Kelcey and I had pizza with salmon and caviar which was delicious. And super authentic, because when I was growing up behind the Iron Curtain, everyone ate like that. But we washed it down with prosecco and I had a Lenintini so I’m not going to complain.
But this post isn’t about that.
This post is about how I’ve been on a budget and how whenever the kids ask me for something, like breakfast, for example, I remind them, “we’re on a budget!”
And then they pout or something, but who cares, because problem solved! We’re on a budget is the answer!
But the other day, I was looking on Etsy, that site where people who are crafty get to show off, and I came upon this:
As normal people, we’re thinking the same thing, right? MUST. HAVE.
And of course as soon as I saw it, I wanted it. Because what kind of animal (cats excluded) doesn’t want something like this with gourd season upon us?!
I reviewed our budget and unfortunately didn’t see an item for decorative cat hats. But I reasoned that with the cold weather coming, Nicki was going to need a hat, right?
So I got it.
And when my daughter saw it, she said “I thought we were on a budget” in a way that made it clear that she saw my purchase as a waste of money.
I tried to explain the concept of Must Haves but Young Ladrinka piped in with a “that’s a total waste of money” which made me feel like he thought that my purchase was a waste of money. Although it’s possible that I’m reading too much into it. I probably am.
I mean, how could someone look at something like this and not think that the hat is a wonderful investment?
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