When I got my new computer earlier this month, I hooked our HD TV up to it, so we could watch netflix on the TV streamed from the computer. So I am also using the TV as a screen since it is so large.
I thought that was a lot of "trouble" to get into while my husband is gone. That was only the start. Sure, I've been out to sushi twice with my kids and we polished off a tub of mini cinnamon rolls from Costco, but that isn't the worst of it.
My oldest announced to me on Saturday she wanted two rats for her sixteenth birthday. Now, she had come to me in the fall about this and I shot her down. This time she came armed; she had been researching and she was willing to pay for their upkeep with her own money.
She had me, I wavered and we went rat shopping. She is now the proud owner of two rats. My youngest daughter kept bugging her to get a rabbit instead. She claimed they'd be cooler and cuddlier. I ignored her because rabbits don't just happen. Petco doesn't carry them.
The next day we went back to Petco to pick up a silent wheel for the rats and low and behold, there was a rabbit rescue lady sitting there with a dwarf rabbit. It was a good deal, already neutered, cage, food, included for just the cost of the neuter. Plus, dwarf and rescue had me.
My husband will not be happy in a put-on grumpy sort of way. He won't be convinced it's a good idea for years to come. It crossed my mind that I should ask him first, but he'd say no. He always says no, so I do it anyway. So I agonized a bit over what is more respectful: get them when he's gone, knowing he'll get over it quickly, or wait until he comes home and says no and do it anyway.
Either way, I'm in a lot of trouble. He may never leave again.