Dilemma of a dependant housewife

Once upon a time I was a carefree single girl with a house, car and job (translates to money) of her own. Now, I’m a dependant housewife with no car, job or house to call her own. I go everywhere with the hubby because I depend on him for transport. He pays for my bills and gives me pocket money.

Hmmm…. so whats the dilemma? Well, the hubby’s birthday is coming and there is no more element of surprise. What do you get someone who is with you all the time and who gives you the money you spent and pays for your bills? How do you plan to give him a suprise gift? When to buy (when you’re together all the time and he knows how much and what you spend on?) and what to buy? Thats a tough one.

Well, writing paid posts and being paid by paypal just solved my dilemma. Hehe. I just ordered some marvel comics (the big boy’s favourite kinda books) from ebay using my paypal money. Its supposed to be a surprise but I couldn’t afford to pay for the shipping which is very expensive so I have opted for economy mail. That means I can’t get it to him on time for his birthday nor will it get here on time for Valentines.

Awww shucks! Never mind lah. Its the thought that counts right? It’ll be belated but still a surprise. I hope he likes it and doesn’t “scold” me for being frivolous and spending my hard earned money paying for 3.5 times the exchange rate plus shipping! :P Hehehe. This is my first time shopping online and its scary, the ease of it!

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12 Responses to 'Dilemma of a dependant housewife'

  1. Paris Beaverbanks - January 23rd, 2007 at 10:46 am

    I think is sweet of you to buy him a gift online and after all if you are earing the same currency you spend, you don’t feel it do you? ;)

    Thats the scary part. It felt painless and so effortless to spend!

  2. FireHorse - January 23rd, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I hear you but me no spend money on hubby’s birthday, me make coupon book for him, 1 free massage, 1 foot rub, 1 favorite meal, then go out garden, go cut 1 rose for him, he he.

    Oh the coupons. I’ve given him those before but it didn’t work. Dunno where he chucked them and he never used them. Chey! Wasted my time and effort designing the coupons and thinking what to put on them so no, no more coupons for him!

  3. Tracy - January 23rd, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Eiks! I’m spending time with my hubby every minute at home and in the office. At least when ur hubby goes to work, u can always sneak out with ur frens to buy. If I were to sneak out from the office to buy, he’ll know, so no surprises at all unless the surprise is a small one which I can hide in my bag (small things always mean expensive things) *duh*

    Buying online is always more expensive and sometimes it won’t be WYSIWYG.

    There aren’t that many opportunities to sneak out believe me.

  4. james - January 23rd, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Hey, Marvel are my favourite kinda books too!

    So… which is your favourite character? I can easily tell your age from the marvel comic hero you favour. You see, those we read are no longer in current circulation. Lol!

  5. Samm - January 23rd, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Aiya, u shud hv dressed up as his favourite character and dance for him lah…. sure see sparks wannnn, lol.

    I don’t see how my dressing up as Thor complete with his Mjolnir can create any sparks. Hahahaha!

  6. xazuru - January 23rd, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Wah.. what a kind-hearted wife you are… i wonder if mine would do the same to me. btw, I always wanted a Porsche for my birthday, but no one ever listen!

    A Porsche? I oso want!

  7. Mae - January 23rd, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    As you can already see what my husband likes….that’s what I’ll get him too. I think his fav are batman and spiderman. I have to agree that it is indeed surprisingly easy to shop online.

    I’ll keep you informed to see if this comic seller is any good. :)

  8. shoppingmum and kids - January 24th, 2007 at 1:07 am

    Same here, spending the money from paid post for hubby on his birthday last Friday. I didn’t get something too expensive though…. :)

    Yah, the money from paid post is to supplement our one income, not for spending freely.

  9. Mumsgather - January 24th, 2007 at 8:35 am

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  10. mott - January 25th, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    So thoughtful la you! Even if it’s late…I think the fact that you used ur own money..and giving him a neat gift, is awesome!!!! GOOD ON YOU!

    Well, I hope he thinks so too but I’m not sure….. wait ha, I may blog about it in two months time when it arrives.

  11. allyfeel - January 30th, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Dun worry MG, until ur paypal money increase I think you will shop more online. :) I think he is gonna love ur surprise gift.

    I hope I don’t get surprised by the poor quality or whatever because sometimes there is a risk that WYSINWYG (What you see is not what you get) when shopping on ebay. Hehe.

  12. Mumsgather - March 29th, 2007 at 10:48 am

    [...] Remember I bought some comics for hubby? Well, it has not arrived yet. I have been in touch with the ebay seller who is trying to help me trace the package or claim insurance. Its been more than 2 months and tracing will take a further 60 days. KNN! [...]

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