This started off as a longer post about how Sam and I don’t buy each other presents and how this year was no exception as any extra budget has been redirected to fixing our roof (The bathroom has been leaking for ages, and two days before Christmas we arrived home to find the loft leaking in several places, water dripping straight through to Arlo’s room and puddling on the floor).
It was a post about how looking at Twitter and Instagram on Christmas Day made me a little jealous that I didn’t have an extravagant present from Sam to talk about, and sad that, yet again, I had not had my own money to purchase Sam a gift. It wasn’t even about what we did or didn’t receive, Sam and I were both very happy and excited just to watch Arlo experiencing Christmas this year. But it was a reminder of the frustration of not being able to buy something we really like with our own money. For once, it would be lovely to be able to make a nice financial decision.
But that post was moany, boring and ungrateful. And I’m sure times won’t always be like this. After editing my photos from Christmas I decided to change the emphasis of this post.