On the rare occasions that Brad and I argue, it's always, inevitably, about MONEY.
Me spending it, him pinching it, and the difference between the two.
He thinks my goal in life is to drive us straight into financial ruin and I think his job in life is to ensure the quickest route to the looney bin for me by making me stay home ALL DAY LONG.
Obviously, if I leave the house, I spend money.
And he really doesn't make me stay at home, but it feels that way.
So three weeks ago he decides to lay down a challenge like no other. In the past, these challenges have always been met with "sure honey, I'll do my best" and end with him banging away at the keyboard as he shows me all the Target and TJ Maxx purchases on the bank website. This time, however, I decided that I will show him that I am committed to our financial plan and vow to do my very best.
Yeah, about that? It sucked.
So for the past three weeks, THREE WEEKS PEOPLE, I have been given just a mere 400 dollars FOR EVERYTHING. Food, gas, clothes, random bills, etc. And in those three weeks, we went to Seattle, which, hello, you could easily spend $400 smackers on that trip alone.
And you know what?
I DID IT!!!!!
Oh yeah baby, I am a money saving rock star. I planned for every last penny and even made sandwiches for our road trip so there would be no stops for hungry, whining kids. I went shopping last Saturday with my girlfriend Kelly and didn't buy a single thing. Not one single thing!
I know. I'm amazing. I deserve a statue smack dab in the middle of Road 68.
So now that my time is up and I proved myself to be a trustworthy adult, guess what I want to do....
GO SHOPPING! Guess I better check the budget first.....