I used to watch Til' Death do Us Part where women would buy tons of stuff and hide it from their spouse. I never got it. How could you be so irresponsible as to rack up the credit cards and then lie to your husband about it? Better yet, hope that he doesn't notice those new shoes or outfit you're wearing.
Maybe because we've always been just getting by, I just don't know what it's like to have the kind of income to just go and blow a few hundreds of dollars on myself without thinking twice about it. Maybe those people don't stop and weigh the consequences of just one more item vs buying milk for the kids or making the mortgage payment.
But I digress.
Because that's just what I did.
Only it wasn't something so mundane as clothing or shoes or even jewelry.
It was for eye glasses.
Now that doesn't seem unreasonable, after all I do need to be able to see and trust me I do need an updated prescription. The only teensy weensy bit irresponsible thing I did was not surrender my old frames and have them fitted for the new prescription.
I did initially try to purchase online but because my prescription wasn't straight forward and confusing, I was afraid of ordering the wrong thing and turns out I would have.
Still even with purchasing the cheapest of frames, they cost me just under $1,000.00.
Yup. $1,000 for glasses and they are not even that fancy. It took three payments for me to pay them off over several weeks but I managed to do it and I can now see so much better.
It's not like he would begrudge me the glasses, it's just that when I came home and told him how much they were his reaction was basically we couldn't afford it and I should look into buying two cheaper sets of glasses online that I would have to switch on and off depending on the task instead of getting progressives. I didn't expect that reaction and being the big chicken that I am, I didn't have the heart to tell him I already ordered them.
I actually hid the glasses for a week before I realized that I was being stupid. What was the point of spending the money if I wasn't going to wear them. So I put them on and you know what? He never even noticed.