christine (cme2694) wrote in thequestionclub,
christine
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This is a wierd question. How do you tell your parents NOT to buy things for you?

I got married a year ago. My parents pitched in a paid for a small portion of the wedding. My mom said that she also owed us a wedding present, we really didn't feel like she did. She would bring it up every now and then, when she had an idea for what to get us and we just sort of said, "Yeah, sure." We mentioned a while ago that we were thinking of getting a stand alone freezer and she said that she'd buy it for us. Not that my parents are poor, but they don't have money to just buy things like that. They would probably put it on a credit card and I'd feel bad about it. But if I say something like that to my mom she tells me not to worry about her money situation. So how would you word to to say, "Thanks, but no thanks" without hurting their feelings?
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