My Mom sent me a rather generous gift. I've had a rough time with things lately, and live far away. My sister lives close to her - so my Mom often takes my sister out to dinner, or her kids to an amusement park etc. So Mom said she sent this to just even stuff up and as a way to say hi. She tells me "I just had some extra money lying around." (Which totally cracks me up.)
Anyhow, the note that came with it was "Just sent this to you for your summer vacations because I was thinking of you. This money is NOT for saving, investing, or paying off any existing purchases. You must spend it."
I called her and told her there was no way she could enforce that, and she said she already figured out how, and she wants pictures of what we spend it on. She recommends I use some of it on taxi's instead of bus fare when we are in Montreal, for instance.
And yes, I did send her a photo of my lunch yesterday. I spent $7.