I posted this list the other day.... and this number reminded me of N:
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
He got a nice coat for Christmas and didn't want to wear it. It was too nice. He does this often. He'll have something that is valuable (a watch, a coat, shoes, anything) and he doesn't want to mess it up.
I get it. In the past (and sometimes still) I have a preoccupation with messing up or losing something that is precious. And then I get anxious. But that is nonsense. Possessions are meant to be used, not treated like an art exhibit.
When we have children, I'm going to pull out the china on a random Tuesday night, make burgers and we'll all eat on them. Just because.