Kicking Myself Out of the Frugal Hack’s Club
I begin my entry today with a confession... I was not frugal this week. I had made the decision to cut our satellite television package and I had many grand ideas for how wonderful it would be without television. I posed all of the wonderful scenarios we would have this summer- playing board games, talking instead of watching, enjoying the fresh air outdoors. It was quite grand!
Then reality sunk in and my husband pleaded with me to turn it back on. We missed our favorite shows and our date nights were lacking that sparkle that only a good television show could complete. Netflix wasn't cutting it- we just aren't that into movies. It wasn't the children that he begged for the cable back for. No, it was us.
There was certainly not a lot of arm twisting involved. Just a couple of comments and I logged onto the satellite television's website and changed our plan back. I can't even blame my husband really- I just really missed my television.
Yes, it might be sad that our date nights consist of watching an old 48 Hours Mystery and a board game, but with two small children this is a frugal date night for us. We don't drone out on television all day, but we love to watch a couple of shows in the evening after the kids go to bed. I curl up on my sofa, he curls up on his sofa and we chat while we watch our show. Doesn't it sound romantic? Probably not, but we love it.
I am not apologizing for my behavior, even if this is an indulgence we just don't need, I am just keeping it very real here. I love my television and I decided to not deprive us anymore.
I understand if you need to kick me out of the Frugal Hack's club. I can already see the clubhouse sign made with random bits from your recyclables that says, "Keep out, Traitor."
That is perfectly understandable... me and my television exit the club hand-in-hand.
What is your big splurge in your family budget? Remember I am a traitor so I won't kick you out of the club!