First I want to say I have sold more backpacks than I have acquired the last year, so my addiction is somewhat under control at the moment. I do recognize OPs behavior pattern, because it is bordering on embarrassing when you bring home a new backpack time after time, but it's not like I put a lot of effort in concealing it. She will notice eventually when I use the backpack anyway. But I certainly don't announce it though ;-) Now, the funny thing. This year I have only one new backpack planned, and I did something quite unusual, I told her about my planned acquisition. It's a rather expensive backpack, so I've been holding off to look for discounts, which seems to be far apart for this backpack. A few weeks ago she announced that she wanted to buy it for me! That was quite an unexpected turn of events.