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AIBU re these Boots and the Consequences For Christmas

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TheRtHonGeorgianaGobshite Sun 14-Dec-14 18:42:56

It is my BDay tomorrow and I am as old as Methuzalah, that really old geezer.
I saw some boots in the sales today and had a Marianne Faithful moment... you know "at the age of 47, she realised she'd never drive a sports car in Paris, with the wind in her hair" or something like that.
But I'm older and it was leopard skin boots.
DD said "Mutton/lamb" as I tried them on. I had to have them, but they cost a lot; even in the sale. I knew if I didn't get them there and then (only one pair in my size); I would lose them forever.
So I bought them.
Then DD broke the code. She let me down, the village down and all the women on Mumsnet down.
She told/announced the purchase and the price to DH as soon as we got in. Said mutton/lamb/ridiculous. Loads of eye rolling and sighing from them both.
So if I keep them, I can't afford the Xmas dinner with all the trimmings, as DH wont subsidise the boots.
If I take them back, I can get a refund and it's all Yo Turkey !!!

Would it be unreasonable to serve the following for Xmas Dinner:

Potato Cake starter.
Linda McCartney Sausages/Bacon with frozen sprouts and Roast Potatoes
Fat free Apricot yoghurt with ice cream for pudding.

We have pre bought crackers (both pulling and for cheese)... but I won't be able to afford the lovely cheese board, but should have a few Monteray Jack slices left over from beefburgers I'm serving on Christmas Eve. And we have Benedicts Mints.

Would I be unreasonable to keep the boots and serve this Xmas meal.
The boots are f**king lovely and I have always thought Turkey over rated and over priced.


PortofinoVino Sun 14-Dec-14 18:44:59

Keep the boots, keep the boots, keep the boots. Oh yes!!!

CoffeeBucks Sun 14-Dec-14 18:46:02

Boots for sure.

ASAS Sun 14-Dec-14 18:46:34

Wear those boots birthday girl!

southeastastra Sun 14-Dec-14 18:47:20

keep them !

HedgehogsDontBite Sun 14-Dec-14 18:47:28

We need a picture of the boots.

OftheTwilighttheDarkness Sun 14-Dec-14 18:47:56

Definitely keep the boots.

SunshineOutdoors Sun 14-Dec-14 18:48:15

Turkey def overrated. Boots all the way.

BringYourOwnSnowman Sun 14-Dec-14 18:48:48

I don't get the finances here. Any suggestion of subsidising would get a plate of Brussels sprouts for Xmas lunch.

How old is dd? Is there one of her Xmas presents you could swap for the turkey?

Keep the boots. You deserve them and I bet you look fab.

Jackie0 Sun 14-Dec-14 18:48:52

Ha ha good for you. Fashion over food I say

CaptainAnkles Sun 14-Dec-14 18:49:11

I think I'd take them back but more because I'd feel guilty about spending a lot on myself right before Christmas than because of the mutton / lamb insults. They should feel bad about that actually.

OftheTwilighttheDarkness Sun 14-Dec-14 18:49:16

And you are not mutton, leopard print is classic. (I am 45 and wear a lot of animal print)

LaurieFairyCake Sun 14-Dec-14 18:51:20

Why are you paying for all Crimbo dinner?

They're your birthday present

fairylightsonthetree Sun 14-Dec-14 18:51:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DidoTheDodo Sun 14-Dec-14 18:51:31

Keep the boots (possibly lose the daughter for a short while)
Oh and Lucy Jordan was only 37 in the song, which is terribly sad if she felt her life was over by then!

Honeydragon Sun 14-Dec-14 18:51:34

I blame dd entirely. Have your boots and dinner and sell her presents on eBay. It's the only way she'll learn.

Teeb Sun 14-Dec-14 18:51:49

How much is a lot? North of £100? On leopard print boots?

Chottie Sun 14-Dec-14 18:52:44

Please keep your boots and wear them to serve Christmas dinner in

Can you invite some relations / friends for Christmas lunch and get them to bring a food contribution?

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 14-Dec-14 18:53:55

No comment on the boots.

What's all of this subsidising going on with DH though? Does he control the purse strings?

As for dd, taken out and shot at dawn. No other option. Sorry.

Inertia Sun 14-Dec-14 18:56:44

Why has your birthday present fund got to pay for Christmas dinner?

Surely the boots are bought from your birthday money and the household food budget pays for dinner?

TheBatteriesHaveRunOut Sun 14-Dec-14 18:57:13

I vote BOOTS.

Turdkey is awful. Veg sausages much nicer.

Buy dd a pair of crocs as punishment.

Iforgottotellyou Sun 14-Dec-14 18:58:49

Wear nothing but the boots and go and ask your husband if he would like to reconsider! wink

ohtheholidays Sun 14-Dec-14 19:00:07

Picture please and yes Op how much were they?

Naughty DD I always kept those kinds of secrets for my Mum that or I down right fibbed to my father about how much she'd spent grin

wildfig Sun 14-Dec-14 19:01:19

I vote boots. Turkey marinated in resentment and age-related depression is a dry old bird. unlike a fabulous spring chicken in leopardprint heels

PhaedraIsMyName Sun 14-Dec-14 19:02:00

Keep the boots. Turkey is vile. I'd take your menu over a turkey dinner any day.

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