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    Is this miserly or just moneysaving?
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    • 28th Aug 10, 9:37 AM
    Is this miserly or just moneysaving? 28th Aug 10 at 9:37 AM
    I called my OH a miser before he went off to work this morning...poor man

    Things I have asked for that he has said no to in the last wee while....

    A bed rail for our toddlers new bed. In her lifetime we have moved house twice and introduced a new sibling and nothing has upset her more than moving from her cot to a bed. She loves her bed but instead of falling asleep as soon as her head hits the pillow at 7pm as she has always done she is running about til 10pm in her room. Then she'll roll out of bed or just cry during the night. I wanted to get her a bed rail not only to keep her from falling out but to make her feel more secure. OH put a footstool beside her bed and said..."that works and they didn't have bed guards 50 years ago"

    A radio/cd player for the kitchen. We don't have one so I can't listen to the radio or play a cd while I am at home with the kids. Its tv or silence! He said I'll have to wait til Christmas.

    Cans of fizzy drink in the weekly big shop....he said we can get squash!

    He discourages me from driving more than a 5 mile radius from our house to save money on petrol.

    I go about in cheap clothes. I have one pair of shoes that now have holes in. I'm still wearing my maternity bras. I only get my hair cut about 3 times a year and I always try to get my friends to visit me at home to save on buying lunch/coffee out. Yet he always calls me a spender We only spend about 80 a week on groceries that includes baby milk and nappies but he moans about that.

    In his defence we are living on one income plus tax credits because I'm at home with our 2 kids under 3. He says as long as I keep spending on "silly things" we'll never get a holiday. He's a great OH and dad and I love him to bits. I just think he's really tight!

    Does he sound tight to you or just sensible with money and looking at the bigger picture????
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