- 7 years ago
I’m completely indecisive today… so, hive – please help me decide!
For my mom’s b’day, we traditionally spend the day together – going to b’fast and afternoon tea. However, this year – I can’t get the day off, so we’ll just being doing dinner in the evening.
This weekend, however, I made a reservation for afternoon tea. It’s not at our favorite place (they were booked for two private parties) but at another place neither of has been… it comes very highly rates and is in a swanky hotel, etc, and will be a lovely experience, I’m sure. The tea service is $39/pp
I’m a penny pincher at heart, and I’m struggling dishing out $100 for this tea experience, for some reason. In years past, it doesn’t make me blink an eye – so I’m not exactly sure WHY I’m struggling with this.
As a compromise, I thought I could just do b’fast with my mom – at a place she likes to frequent – the bill would be about $40 for the two of us.
BUT – I’m having trouble making the decision. I haven’t even TOLD her about the plans, so it won’t be disappointing her in any way…. I just feel like a cheapskate for doing the b’fast plan – and I feel like I’m overextending myself doing the tea plan.
I want her to feel special and treated like a queen on her b’day. I think if we did b’fast, it wouldn’t be as special – but, she’d still appreciate the outting.
And then – there’s the dramatic, doom and gloom side of me that thinks: if we don’t go to tea, and she dies (she’s older, could happen!!), then that would have been the last time we ever could have gone and I didnt make it happen.
Edit to add: I realized what the hesitancy is on the tea – it’s IF it sucks, then I’ll be out $100. I wouldn’t bat an eye spending it at our no-fail place. The reviews on the new place are all stellar, so I can’t imagine it would suck…. but it COULD. 🙂