This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Kyla P’an.  She asked our writers,

“What’s one indulgence you’re loath to give up?”

Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…

Susie Newday of Israel writes:
“Very sadly, I don’t seem to have one at the moment.  Although I am loath to give up my time on the computer writing.”

Salma of Ontario, Canada writes:    
“I used to buy myself flowers every week.  I did give it up, but I want to start doing it again.

Expensive handbags and shoes is still a must for me. I simply have a hard time buying fake leather for half the price.” 

Tara B. of Washington State, USA writes:
“This may not sound like “indulgence,” but I play soccer with a coed team on Monday nights. My husband is very supportive to help me get there, but there are times when life just gets in the way.  I really hate when I have to skip it, because it’s that one time each week where I go out on my own (I am a stay at home mom), and when I am so absorbed in something else that I truly disconnect from the day to day life. Plus it is a great motivator to keep in shape. If I didn’t fit in exercise some other times during the week, I’d never last the game ;)”

Maman Aya of New York, USA writes:
“I secretly love to watch soap operas, and since I work full time, it is hard for me to find the time. So, every once in a while, I wait until my husband and kids are asleep, for a little alone time… just me, some tea, and the hunks on TV (of course, this eats away at my own sleep, but somehow I manage) :)”

Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:
“LOL! What a fab question! My indulgence is watching any gory, scary, cheesy shoot ‘em up movie. When I’m having “one of those days” I pop one in the DVD, pop popcorn and relax! They actually calm me down!! One day I want a chance to do a stunt in a movie fighting a monster or killing bad guys!”

Multitasking Mumma of Ontario, Canada writes:
“I go out every Thursday night with my best friend. We go shopping and for dinner. I would hate to give that up.”

Alison Lee of Malaysia writes:
“I’ve given up monthly facials, and cut down on manicures/ pedicures. I now do my nails once a month only and WILL NEVER GIVE IT UP. It’s my one indulgence.”

Erika from Clutterhome of Japan writes:
“My iPhone… before we moved overseas, we thought it was silly to spend so much on cell phones and bills, so we always had the cheapest plan and the free phones with no frills. I had my iPhone for about 5 seconds before I became a total junkie and I don’t think I could function without a smartphone now! You would have to pry it out of my hands to get me to give it up!”

MamaRobinJ of British Columbia, Canada writes:
“I don’t really have a particular (regular) indulgence either. I love a banana chocolate smoothie from Starbucks once in a while but otherwise the biggest thing I keep for me is my time to write and connect with other people doing the same.”

Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“Ironically, to my own question I lack one clear response. I posed the question because, several months ago, my financial analyst, frugal husband convinced me to give up our once a month house cleaners (raise your hand if you like cleaning toilets), promising that we’d do clean the house as “a team.” Evidently, I am the only “i” in team…and it’s made me realize that our cleaners were perhaps the $60 monthly indulgence I don’t want to be without.

Though I also realize that I relish eating out, whether at a nice restaurant, a middle of the road sit down or even just a meal on the go at a semi-fast food joint with the kids. This I often “sneak” here and there into each month by paying cash (so it doesn’t show up in our Mintaccount) for the indulgence.”

Eva Fannon of Washington State, USA writes:
“My regular indulgence is not making my lunch and eating from the pretty good cafeteria at work.  Sometimes it seems kind of silly because I pack my kids’ lunches everyday, and I could easily pack something for myself as well…but I really love the salad bar at work and it’s a treat to go down there an mix up a salad with stuff I don’t typically buy at home because no one else would eat it!”

What about you what’s one indulgence you’re loath to give up?

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