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Would someone please slap him?

April 16th, 2008 at 10:21 am

So I get home yesterday after spending our last $4 of grocery money on a gallon of milk. I see that DH is cooking and drinking a glass of wine. Hmmm, I don't remember having any wine in the house. He must have caught a 'look' on my face because he immediately says 'I used my beer money.' Something is not adding up to me. Turns out he 'forgot' I gave him the beer money in cash and he used the debit card to buy wine. I calmly explained AGAIN that the only transactions on the debit card should be gas. Everything else is in cash and I gave him the cash last Friday. Turns out he spent it, but can't account for it. REALLY?! WHAT A SURPRISE!! Maybe this way he will actually realize how much he nickels and dimes himself into a hole. So he decided he isn't going to his fishing tournament this weekend. I think he decided he couldn't 'afford' it, or that he would rather save his money for a more desirable tournament. But there is no way he'd admit that to me. Sigh.....I hope he's learning some good lessons!

I've decided that I am going to do the $20 challenge and I started yesterday. I was at lunch and I wanted something 'snacky.' I had already eaten everything I brought for lunch. I took out 75 cents and was going to go to the vending machine for some chips. I actually got a phone call and forgot about it. A little while later I noticed the coins stacked on my desk and I realized I was just going to get the chips b/c I was bored. So I decided instead of buying chips, I was going to start my $20 challenge with that 75 cents. I was also trying to figure out what to do with whatever $$ I accumulate at the end of the year. Since I normally would put change in my sons' piggy banks I am going to split my $20 challenge money 3 ways. 1/3 to put in each boys' account and 1/3 for me.

So $20 challenge balance: .75 WOOHOO

8 Responses to “Would someone please slap him?”

  1. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    but he was cooking supper. 2 points for that

    -minus 3 points for buying the wine. So technically he's only down a point!

    I feel your pain though and understand that it may take some time for you both to get on the same page AND stay there!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ah, pet husbands. Requires patience until we are properly house-broken. Big Grin

  3. Koppur Says:

    congrats on starting the challenge! good luck!

  4. sagegirl Says:

    That was a great start to the challenge. And the husband will come around--as long as he knows you are not kidding about this stuff. Continue with the "evil eye". I find it works quiet well Smile

  5. Petunia Says:

    It can be frustrating when you and DH are not on the same page. Hang in there!

  6. baselle Says:

    He needs to learn about Trader Joes and the 3 buck chuck. Perhaps learning the cleverness angle will help. Big Grin

  7. boomeyers Says:

    Congrats on starting the challenge! Way to go!

  8. cashqueen Says:

    Unfortunatley, we don't have Trader Joes. WAAAAHHHHH

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