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        09-22-2009, 12:45 AM
    Cool Silly Parents...You should know better!!!!

    So my 21st birthday is on Thursday. My parents bought tickets for them, my boyfriend, and I to go see my favorite comedian who will be in town. On top of that my parents told me to make a list of everything I want or need for my horse and I!

    Now my parents were the ones who taught me how to be very careful with money, budgeting, saving, only buying what I absolutely need and saving for what I want. They don't go on shopping sprees and have always lived by what they have taught me and have saved up and worked from their teens to get where to where they are and have what they have. I know my 5 page list wouldn't be a big deal but they have already said/warned there is no way they'll buy me even close to all of it (which is fine so I'm putting all my needs first) and I know whatever I get will be split between my birthday and the upcoming holidays but I don't think they understand how long this list might get!

    They're basically letting me loose with a piece of paper in a physical or online tack shop. 21 years and they still don't know how dangerous that is?!!! Do they understand my "list" will be more like a short story? Do they not remember how hard it was to drag me out of stores that even remotely related to horses when I was a little girl? Don't get me wrong I appreciate this and I will try to keep my list short but still!!!!

    Me+tack shop+holiday wish list= novel length

    Silly parents. The way they raised me was to save money so I know in my list I'll be putting things of a lower price first along with the best place to get them. I emailed my dad and said that it would probably be easier on them and relatives if they gave me a Maximum number of things I can request, then I won't go bat**** crazy in my wishlist making.

    I love my parents, I do. And somewhere in my head I feel bad for making such a long list.
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        09-22-2009, 12:53 AM
    Gift certificates to online or physical tack shops!!

    Other than that... yeah I too could list a gajillion things. Too bad I work in a tack shop so they think I have everything I need... haha.
        09-22-2009, 01:08 AM
    I was thinking of just asking for gift certificates and list the tack shops in a 15 mile radius. But given her size some of the stuff I do need has to be special ordered like the 6 inch French link bit, I've already checked the stores, maybe a visa gift card? I's just a bad idea to tell me to list everything I want and need.
        09-22-2009, 01:09 PM
    You sound like a sweetheart to me, speaking as the mother of a freshly-minted 18 year old who I would NEVER say any such thing to (only it would be computer not horse stuff,) and your parents clearly did a great job in those 21 years of yours.
    21 is a pretty Big Deal birthday. I'm sure they want you to feel as special as What Money Can Buy can make you .
        09-22-2009, 07:59 PM
    Thank you!
    I emailed them a list of tack shops I frequent and said if you can find anything draft specific I probably could use it. And then I added if they didn't want to spend hours trying to find draft stuff, gift cards are fine.

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