My wife is in charge of the family finances, mostly because she has a knack with budgeting and debt reduction that I lack. We both agreed on a pretty straightforward budget that includes a bi-weekly “allowance” for each of us to use for non-family essentials (entertainment, lunches, etc.).
So today I go up and say, “I know you’re going to laugh at me, but could I get an advance on my next allowance to get Civilization V?”
She makes a face. “No. You want to know why?”
I sigh, ready for a lecture about our budget. “Okay, why?”
“Because if you want it, it’s yours. You don’t need to get an advance or anything. Enjoy!”
And she gives me a kiss and trots away.
That is why I love my wife.