I maybe mentioned that I’d like to upgrade. To the Dash 3G or a
His initial response: “What for?”
Me: “Um, so, you know, I could use the internet.”
Him: “What for?”
Me: (thinking quickly) “So I don’t have to rely on my laptop with it’s connectivity problems - you know a phone is cheaper than replacing the Mac.”
Him: "What for?"
Me: "To stay socially connected?" (This may have been the wrong answer. Just sayin'.)
Him: “Can I write a post for your blog?”
Uh-oh. This was not going as planned. But hey, I can roll with the punches. Here’s his short, but sweet, um, observations:
15 years ago, Ally demanded a cell phone, that I paid out my butt for, to be used only for emergencies. We had a new baby, after all.
15 years, three phone lines (her, me AND the teenager), unlimited texting and $160/month later, now she is demanding a cell phone with a qwerty keyboard and internet access so she stay “socially connected”.
What happened to emergencies only?
Okay, my two cents. I did not DEMAND.
You should know that #1 Husband does not appreciate spending money on unnecessary things. Unless they are related to home theater or home beer brewing. (had to be fair here - can we compare COSTS?)
Wish me luck. I'm not really feeling the pendulum swinging in my favor currently. But I can wear him down. I've got experience.