Okay, so my mom got me a new iPod for Christmas and I feel bad ._.
I feel like I don't deserve a gift like this. I'm also thinking of it based on how much it costs. My family has been living paycheck to paycheck, according to what my dad keeps saying. This iPod is like $300. I'd accept it if were like $40 or something. Even though my current one is cracked and going out, it still works. I can deal with this one for at least a few more months. By then, I want to have a new phone and I could just port my music into that. My brother has been without an MP3 player for years now, and I'm thinking of giving it to him, instead.
I also got a pair of $150 headphones and even I think this is too much. My family says I deserve it since I took back these same headphones to buy my brother a laptop he absolutely needed.
All this gratitude my family is showing me...is a lot for my mind to weigh on, especially after my dad's recent near-death hospitalization. I just want my family to focus all expenses on my dad and getting everything they need to help him recover.
I think I finally understand why people hate 'charity' from their own family members.
I've gladly accepted the headphones, but as for the iPod...I'm torn between using it, giving it back to my mom, and giving it to my brother ._.