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.