When it comes to celebrating special days my SO and I are complete opposites, I enjoy spoiling him and he was raised to think it's just another day. I am completely ok with that, I just love making him smile. Well another dating anniversary came and went yesterday; no presents from him, no ring on my finger and after a 12hr shift at work he was even to tired to make love but like I said I was honestly happy enough seeing how much he enjoyed the thoughtful gifts and surprises I gave him, I LOVE making him happy. He felt guilty for putting no thought, effort or care for our anniversary so while cruising craigslist last night (like we do every night) he found the perfect truck for me at the perfect price (we started a farm together so a truck of my own that isn't the shotty farm truck would be GREAT!) he has decided tonight he will go look at it. I think he thinks of it as a scapegoat to do something nice for me after I put so much into our anniversary.
Point A: He is quiting his job in July to take our farm to full-time status so we are pinching pennies right now
Point B: I know money is the only reason he hasn't put a ring on it yet
A+B = As much as I would love my own truck we are getting along fine without it for now, I think if he was going to spent a little bit of money I would rather it be him making an honest woman out of me.
Do I keep my mouth zipped and let him buy this truck which will inturn make him feel better about our celebratory differences or do I explain to him it is an expense we need not make? In the end I want to do what is financially responsible AND make him happy.