Getting rid of SD furniture
So I decided to get new living room furniture to celebrate the new year. DH paid for everything when we redid our kitchen this summer ( new granite, cabinets and stainless steel appliances) so this was my way of also sprucing up our home (and wayyy cheaper then the kitchen!) :-)
So in addition to getting rid of our old sofa, chair and ottoman (and replacing w/ new) I got a coordinating accent chair. So I suggested we move one chair w/ a matching ottoman from the living room up to our bonus room and put it where we've had SD16's chaise lounge. It is zebra print and hot pink and completely tacky!! It's also dingy. DH got it for her when she was 9 and he had just split from the ex. (It did not fit in her room when we moved here so it went in the bonus room.)
Anyways I am sooo happy we are getting rid of it!! The chair and ottoman look amazing up there!!! I even suggested if SD gets upset about it (when she gets here on Wed) to tell her that when we sell it she can have the money. DH said he wants to be the one to talk to her about about it. Ok whatever. Yet again he gets sooo worried about her precious feelings. He thinks if I say something she'll think it was my idea (umm guess what it was!) I also know for a fact she doesn't care if we get rid of it ( she said so months ago).
I guess I'm wondering how many of you think he should give her the money or keep it for himself.
I'm fine either way since I'm just glad it's out of our house (it's in the garage for the time being) but part of me wonders why he even feels the need to offer her the money. (Yes I did suggest it but I didn't think he would take me seriously).
If anything if he doesn't care about the money he should offer it to me. Yes I can afford this expense but I still make way less then DH. (oh and I just paid to have all our carpets steam cleaned) sometimes I just hate how he throws money at her...
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** 2nd side NOTE: Sometimes I try to shorten my blogs and then out some of my thoughts. To clarity m point was I feel like my DH is not teaching SD the value of the dollar. Yes $25 or $50 is not a lot of money BUT it is 1 or 2 tanks of gas for me (1/2 for him since he drives a truck) a meal out, some groceries, whatever. To just hand it over to her seems ridiculous (especially the more I think about it). It hasn't been in her room for over 4 years! My friends that are a bit older then me and have grown children that have their act together ( kind, giving, hardworking, etc.) were always taught the value of the dollar. If they wanted something they had to either pay for it or put some of their money towards it. And at 16 they had jobs **