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    Default What will my reaction be??!

    Well, my birthday may or may not be coming up in a few weeks' time. My parents gave me some money for this and I said to them in front of DH that it was just the right amount to buy some perfume as I was just about out.

    So...DH swung via the shop on the way home the other day and grabbed some but didn't give it to me as he is saving it for my birthday. Well, that is my deduction from the CC bill.

    It's lovely that he picked it up on his way home. I'm grateful that he grabbed it, however keep in mind that I was under the pump to get homework done, washing in, picking up kids from different locations, feeding baby and cooking dinner on my own.

    What do you think? What should my reaction be? I'm a bit stumped.

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    Am I missing something?? He'll give it to you for your birthday, so just say thanks as you would with any gift. I'm impressed he took your hint about needing perfume!

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    I'm not sure I understand.... so is the situation that you were going to buy the perfume with your birthday money, but your DH bought it instead, so now you have to wait?

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    I'm not quite sure of the question myself but I would give him the money, take my perfume, say thank you and then look forward to the gift he buys me for my bday.

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    I'm not quite sure of the question either. Just be happy when you receive it, you want it, he bought it, I don't see the issue?

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    Purely curious to see what others thought. I could see a mixture of things.

    pros: he bought it, I needed it, didn't waste money and I really hate waste so that's a big point.

    cons: I was buying it anyway -(almost bought it from chemist on the same day, waited for assistant but she took too long), he did it on a super busy afternoon where I always get home after him and late unless he helps, a little genuine thought would have been nice.

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    I'm a bit confused. I know he wasn't thinking of helping you out at home. But he was thinking of you that you really wanted some new perfume. I'd say that deserves acknowledgement. Men don't think like us ladies!
    I only see that he stopped off on your way home to get you a little gift which is super nice. And now you have money to spend on something else.

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    Yes, that's why the thought + not wasting money is a big point.

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    I think it's lovely he took the time to stop and also get you something he knew you wanted. Be gracious. Act surprised.

    More often than not we see posts from people upset that their DH, DP etc didn't buy them anything for their birthday. If their DP said "but I didn't have time to shop because I was rushing home to help you with the kids/dinner/bath/laundry", everyone of use would say "it takes 10 minutes. That's an excuse. Big hugs, you deserve better".

    I think he has put genuine thought into the gift. If he hadn't you could have ended up with a rose scented bath/body pack from Big W like I got one year!

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    Yes, I agree with you all. I do appreciate it and will be genuinely appreciative. And yes, extra points that he hasn't bought just any old thing.

    It probably would have been a while before I would have been able to get out with the four kids to the big shops to buy it.

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