Feb 18, 2012
A Wonderful Surprise!
I never expected anything in return. But as we were going out to lunch earlier, Mom told Twin & Dad that when we get to Dollar General, go ahead and choose me out a gift/present for everything I had done. I have no clue what they were gonna choose. As Mom got back in the car from checking out, she hands me a $25 Amazon gift card. I wanted to cry and didn't want to accept it. But I knew it would hurt their feelings if I didn't, so I graciously accepted it.
Of course, once we got home, I had to spend it. I had a book in mind that I wanted to get, but also wanted something else so I ended up getting a pillar candle. It only cost me $25.17, with free shipping. Sure, it didn't last long, but it got spent well.
I feel bad because they didn't have to get it for me, and to be honest, I'm not used to this kind of thing, unless it's a special occasion (like a birthday or Easter). It still feels weird, knowing that I had to spend it on myself, no matter how many times I tried to argue with them.
How do you accept gifts like that without wanting to pay them back?