We ate out tonight...and it felt nice that I was paying:D

Philippines
February 22, 2011 11:42am CST
We usually eat at fastfood chains whenever we go to malls, since my mother is really very thrifty, though I now understand the word "budget", still I'm a bit new tho the idea and I wanted my mother to eat something special last night...simply because she's the most special mother in the world, she's mine... It felt really nice to be able to buy her and my siblings something, not for any reason but just because...it's funny that my mother thinks it's too excessive, new bag and fine dining, is that excessive? I know she thinks I don't see but I can see the fact that she doesn't like it when I'm the one spending for her...it's endearing, she's done so many things for me but doesn't expect anything from me except maybe my love and respect... I may be a long way to real financial stability but I'm secure that no matter what I have the greatest stability ever, a close and loving family, now there may be times that I might look at the heavens and ask God how come I'm with these weird and crazy people but I will always thank Him for giving me them...
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Mothers act that way most of the time. When I'm out w/ my parents, they always insist that they pay for our expenses, not because they do not want to use my money but because may be they want/need to feel that you still need them even though we are already earning our own money
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
I guess so, and it's nice especially in our family which most of my aunts and uncles expect their children to pay them back...literally
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
It is actually a common practice here in PH, some especially those who came from the lower class or very poor family really expect their children to pay them back and send their younger siblings to school. Sad reality.
@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Feb 11
I think that when a mother is as nice as your moms sounds like she is needs to be reminded every once in a while how much you appreciate her. She needs to get used to you spending for her occasionally. I would be happy to have some odd, unique, sorta quirkee, and even over the edge bohemian type of folks in my family. I do too!
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
yeah, I make sure that she feels appreciated all the time..., like she makes me feel always secure and supported...
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@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Feb 11
Sounds great!
@SIMPLYD (78091)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Your mother is lucky for having a loving and generous daughter like you. But you are luckier for having a simple mother, who is not materialistic. other mothers would ask for things that their children can't afford. So much so , that the children would do things illegal just to be able to give them the material things the mother is asking for. However, rarely would there be mothers like that. Generally, mothers would be contented if her children would show her so much love and care for her. It's more important than those material things. Lucky you for loving your family that way. Keep it up!
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
I really think that my mother is the best blessing I have in this world...and I know what you mean about materialistic mother's, I used to think that all mothers are like mine so when I first met a mother who is more concern about material things I was simply shocked!!!
@GardenGerty (96657)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Feb 11
It is fun to become an adult and be able to treat our parents and show them respect and care.
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
yeah... it's so rewarding!!!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
1 Mar 11
Hi. marapplestiffy. That was very nice of you to treat your mom and your siblings out to dinner. I am sure that this made them very happy. That was a very generous offer that you gave unto them. I know that your mom does not expect so much from you, but I know that she appreciated your thoughtfulness.
@marguicha (90283)
• Chile
28 Feb 11
I think you did a lovely thing and even if your mother was troubled because you spent so much, I´m sure she was also thrilled. Thank for the family you have. I know what it is to have a close family and I know I´m blessed.
@kramsgir (146)
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
wow, are we kind of crazy and weird??hehe thanks sis., i was very full i can hardly walk..hahaha till next time again and i can't wait to experience the same thing..:))
• India
22 Feb 11
mothers are always mother we cant even do whatever she had done for us.forget about the bill paying of dinner if we give our life for her that is also not gonna equal the things what she did for us.