I became a SAHM two years ago after we relocated to a new place for DH's work. There literally is no way for me to get a PT job in my city since the cost of driving to the main city plus childcare would not be worth my earnings. It's not that we are strapped for cash though either. My DH makes around 60k a year, not a lot, but we are debt free and comfortable. Our mortgage is only 1200 a month and I try to be thrifty by shopping the 99 cent store every couple of days do get the best deals on things that are 5 times as much as the market. DH said I'm nickel and diming him by doing this. So now he doesn't wan't me to use the debit card. He wants to give me cash instead. Basically an allowance I guess? So on Sat he gave me $25. On Sunday HE insisted/ did the grocery shopping. One of the things he bought was a 4 pack of steaks that cost $37.
I have one dollar in my wallet right now. I have to choose carefully WHERE I go because of the gas factor- yep not supposed to use the card, right? I HAD to buy milk and bread during the week, cigarettes (I know- nasty habit). Today he got home and felt really akward asking him if I could buy a few things tomorrow. He said "like what" So I told him my list, he thought about it and nodded yes. I said "do you want me to use cash again" felling REALLY akward now because well it's akward. He said Idk maybe I'll get you some cash when I get back from working on my cousins car tonight. I don't know why but at that moment- I SNAPPED! I said "you know what forget about it, YOU just buy what YOU think we should have." Needless to say he came out pissed asking me what the hell that was all all about, is pissed and left to his cousins and refused dinner.
I don't know what to do. Maybe I'l look into babysitting since I'm already a sahm? But anyways why did I snap!? What do you think of this?