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so, my birthday was 2 weeks ago. my mom visited this weekend and heard me speak of a purse that i had been admiring. she's like, "well, i'll get it for you for your birthday." cool. so, we go to the store to get it and it has been sold. it was a very cool bag and marked down so this really isn't a suprise.<br><br>
so, my mom tells me that she'll just give me $100 for my birthday. i tell her, "thanks. i'm gonna get willa blue some new diapers." she's like, "no. no diapers. you've gotta get something for you." i try to explain that i WANT diapers but no dice. she's like, "well, don't you understand that i want you to spend the money on you?" i'm like, "well, yeah but, on the other hand, when you give a gift, you should give freely with no strings attached." she laughed and said, "yeah, you're right. that's why i'm not gonna give you the $100 now."<br><br>
so, how nuts is this? granted, i know she is being very generous but why can't i do what i want with my birthday money!?!?!
 

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Well that stinks because if I was *just* buying diapers for my daughter then I'd only have plain workhorse diapers that I'd make myself. But it only takes a glance at my big pile of diaper art and hyena items to see that I'm buying diapers for *me*. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
And that's awful, I hope you get your birthday money!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
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I spent my birthday money on diapers<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But noone ever asks what I bought...
 

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Aw, that stinks! I have spent b-day money on dipes. I spend MY b-day money on them, not the girls'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> They get toys, books, etc. Diapers are a gift for ME! :LOL
 

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She sounds a lot like my mom, maybe its the generation. She wont give us money for birthdays/christmas becasue she doesnt want us to spend it on bills or groceries. She wants us to buy something fun, and diapers, well she doesnt like it if I say Im going to buy diapers. I just dont tell her what Im going to do with the money, I dont use it to buy dipes anyway, we always have a lot of other things that need attention.
 

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a previous post by kellieblue made me think of this. if someone gives your child money as a gift, is it o.k. to spend it on diapers?<br><br>
willa blue recently received $50 from a family member and i immediately thought, "cool. diapers." then i felt a pang of guilt and thought i should put it in her savings account. so, what do y'all think about this.
 

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Well i sent money we got from relitives for allies birth on diapers, dh was made at first but got over it. For christmas my grandma give all my kids money, and me and dh and my sister and we all have to buy for ourself and let her wrap things up... i'm torn to what to do b/c i know i really would like to get a GREAT diaper to TWO with some christmas $$ from her, i want to use my part of the money but she won't like that and will tell me use dd2's money. Oh well i'll figure it out when the time comes...
 
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