The third fact on my list is “I am an extremely stingy person and do not like to spend money – at all”.
I have not decided if this is a bad thing or a good thing…. any thoughts?
I come from a big family, I have 5 siblings. I was always wearing hand-me-downs from my sister. Now, I didn’t mind this – at all. What I did mind was hearing over and over again how there was no money to buy me new clothes (I know I am only a child but honestly, I am smarter than you so stop lying mom). Technically this was probably true.
Maybe if my older sister and brother did not get spoiled every day, maybe if they did not get brand clothes every week, maybe if they did not get extra pocket money, maybe if my mom wasn’t a binge shopper on useless crap (did we really need a top-of-the-line popcorn popper and candyfloss machine? And no, nothing on tv-shop will make you lose weight while sitting on the sofa so stop buying their crap)?
I know this makes me sound bitter BUT I really am not in the slightest bit bitter about this. It was just hard to understand when I was a kid. It just kind of reaffirmed my thoughts that my sister and brother were loved, the rest of us were leftovers. They were always seen…. while I was not with terrible consequences that followed. I always said that my parents should have stopped after 2 kids, cos they had no more love to give after that. I mean honestly, who in their right mind has 5 children before the age of 22?? But I guess in that exact same sentence lies the answer – my mother was a child raising children. It always was a disaster waiting to happen. At least they stopped procreating soon after.
But that is where I think my extreme control of money comes from. I do not spend money on worthless crap. I do not have 10 pairs of shoes, I do not have a zillion throw pillows on my bed (what the hell are those even for??), I do not even buy my clothes new (except my underwear, yes Rob, panties, and socks cos a girls got limits). I do not buy jewelry, I do not go to beauty salons, I do not even go to the hairdresser. I do not color my hair.
But I do have money in the bank.
My weaknesses for money are tools, thrift stores, paint and beads for jewelry making.
Today is my little brothers birthday so shout out to M who will never read this blog – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And you should be able to guess this after reading this post – I did not buy him a present (buy your own crap 😀 ).
~ Becca ~