December 29th, 2011
This scarf was a Christmas present from my mom. 
I come from a pretty humble family background. Neither of my parents are particularly wealthy, and they never buy lavish things for themselves. 
This was a really nice scarf, something they would never buy for themselves.

Me: Mom, it’s great, but why did you get me something so expensive? You never even buy nice things for yourself.
Mom: Michael, I know you’re making lots of money now and your standard of living has improved since moving out. You’re used to nicer things. I just wanted to get you something that matches your standards, I wanted to give you something that was good enough.
Me: …Mom…
I felt like I couldn’t accept, but at the same time I felt like I HAD to accept. I kinda just stood there for a few minutes like an idiot.
When I was younger, I never cared about making lots of money. I just wanted to be successful to make my parents proud. 

This scarf was a Christmas present from my mom. 

I come from a pretty humble family background. Neither of my parents are particularly wealthy, and they never buy lavish things for themselves. 

This was a really nice scarf, something they would never buy for themselves.



Me: Mom, it’s great, but why did you get me something so expensive? You never even buy nice things for yourself.

Mom: Michael, I know you’re making lots of money now and your standard of living has improved since moving out. You’re used to nicer things. I just wanted to get you something that matches your standards, I wanted to give you something that was good enough.

Me: …Mom…


I felt like I couldn’t accept, but at the same time I felt like I HAD to accept. I kinda just stood there for a few minutes like an idiot.

When I was younger, I never cared about making lots of money. I just wanted to be successful to make my parents proud. 

  1. bettyintheraw said: your mom is so sweet (‘:
  2. entice-my-soul said: that’s so sweet. that’s lurve right there :)
  3. porkbun12 said: :]]]]]
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