If you’re reading this, I assume you’ve completed your 2016 taxes. Congratulations! If by chance you’re reading this and you haven’t finished your taxes, might I humbly suggest that you do that first and come back? I’ll wait. Back? Okay, great. If you’re anything like me, now you’ll put your feet up and try not to think about taxes again until, oh, early 2017. It’s great to be an American, isn’t it?
The one caveat to not thinking about taxes is that if you have a tax refund coming your way, then you might enjoy thinking about how to spend that tax refund. Motherhood doesn’t typically offer a ton of opportunities for money to spontaneous fall (back) into your lap, unless of course maybe your kiddo does, like, modeling on the side or is a talented child actor of some kind, in which case BE CAREFUL WITH THAT MONEY because I don’t want it to ruin your relationship when he or she becomes a teenager and starts asking tons of questions about it.
Anyway, for the rest of us, a tax refund, no matter the size, is pretty much always a good thing. And yes, while there are lots of responsible things you should and will buy with it, because you're a grown ass woman, isn't it fun to fantasize about what you would buy if you were responsible only for yourself? The average US tax refund is over $3,000, so join me on a magical tour of the things moms — or at least this mom — wish they could buy with their tax refunds, things so glorious that I almost don't dare speak their sweet, sweet names: