A couple of weeks ago I went to bed and Aaron stayed up. A while later, he comes in to wake me out of a dead sleep to ask if the bank account could take it if he spent a bit over $100. I was still mostly out of it and trying to remember in that state how healthy our bank account was and what upcoming bills were still to be paid. I finally managed to figure out that yes, we had that much but I was still trying to process why he needed it. He told me he was buying a birthday present.
Since we've been economizing a lot lately, I had figured on more like $40-50 for any birthday gifts. When I reminded him of that (it was very articulate... I think it came out something like: "We... You... Should you spend... You don't need to spend that much?") He told me that he REALLY wanted to get this. Still mostly asleep, I just mumbled okay and went back to sleep.
Since then, though, I've been very curious. What is it? Why did it cost that much? Most of all, why was he shopping in advance? That's not at all like Aaron. Much more like Aaron is to shop via Amazon with the 1-day or 2-day shipping just in time to arrive before birthday or Christmas. Hmmm... I'm looking forward to finding out.