The parental units were very generous to the home office employees this holiday season. One gift from H’s mom was a check made out to both of us. Do we both need to endorse it? Is this a subtle nod that we should already have a joint account (ie. why are we not married yet?). Hmmm.
This also begs the question – what should we allocate these “joint” holiday funds to? Since we both need to agree, H suggested that whoever has a thought on how to spend this cash, must submit an official proposal first – which will then be reviewed. Grand idea. Break out the whiteboard for a brainstorming session.
Upon hearing our discussion, our friend snidely remarked that perhaps rent, utilities or cable would be a good place to start. Way to stomp on my holiday spirit.* Submit a proposal, smart ass!
* Apparently, (despite 30+ years of Hanukkah) I am very good at celebrating xmas. Who knew? H has been calling me “Kris F’in Kringle”.