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    A price you want to pay!

    The Price of Children

    I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this
    is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way. It's very sweet!
    The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to
    18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker
    shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition. But $160,140 isn't so bad if
    you break it down.
    It translates into: $8,896.66 a year, $741.38 a month or $171.08 a week.
    That's a mere $24.24 a day, and just over a dollar an hour!
    Still, you might think the best financial advice is to not have children if
    you want to be "rich". Actually, it is just the opposite.
    What do you get for your $160,140?
    * Naming rights. First, middle and last!
    * Glimpses of God every day.
    * Giggles under the covers every night.
    * More love than your heart can hold.
    * Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
    * Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, &warm cookies.
    * A hand to hold, usually covered with jelly or chocolate.
    * A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites, building sand castles, and
    skipping down the sidewalk in the pouring rain.
    * Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how
    your stocks performed that day.
    For $160,140, you never have to grow up. You get to:
    * Finger-paint
    * Carve pumpkins
    * Play hide-and-seek
    * Catch lightning bugs
    * Never stop believing in Santa Claus

    You have an excuse to:
    * Keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh
    * Watch Saturday morning cartoons
    * Go to Disney movies
    * Wish on stars
    You get to frame rainbows, hearts and flowers under refrigerator magnets and
    collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, handprints set in clay for
    Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.
    For $160,140, there is no greater bang for your buck.
    You get to be a hero just for:
    * Retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof
    * Taking the training wheels off a bike
    * Removing a splinter
    * Filling a wading pool
    * Coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs
    * Coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice
    cream regardless
    You get a front row seat to history by witnessing the:
    * First step
    * First word
    * First bra
    * First date
    * First time behind the wheel!
    You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and
    if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren
    and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal
    justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match. In
    the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the
    power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken
    heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without
    limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost.

    That is quite a deal for the price!



    Last edited by BREW CREW; 01.27.06 at 11:15 PM.
    Just go for it!

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    It's the best money I've ever spent. That along with my racing and VH tickets. Good Post

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    I guess I will have to "buy"(adopt) a kid. I have always wanted one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limecuda
    I guess I will have to "buy"(adopt) a kid. I have always wanted one.
    I got two you can borrow. Short stints, just long enough for the wife and I to get dinner and a movie. I won't even charge you for the experience!
    Nothing to see here.

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    After reading that, I went and made cookies with my kids.

    Shari
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
    July 9, 2004 - Mike pressed a guitar pick into my hand!
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    "Hey! What's up!?" - Mikey, upon recognizing me in the Golden Ring in Chicago after getting his second bracelet, July 21, 2004
    "What is uuuuuuuuuup!!!???" - Mike to me in Detroit, May 12th, 2005, after receiving third bracelet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddzavis
    It's the best money I've ever spent. That along with my racing and VH tickets. Good Post
    My sentiments EXACTLY! Great post!!!!

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    That was a cool read! Thanks for sharing!
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

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    After reading this, I kissed each of kids on the cheek - best time to get one while they're asleep - no squirming or yelling at me to stop giving them affection. I also kissed my wife on the cheek.

    I just wish I had a few dollars of that $160,140 to buy a guitar and recording equipment. Oh, well.
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    Jack Bauer: I’m Jack Bauer, who the hell is this?
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    Jack: Chloe, get me all you can on Ahmed Adudi… Does anyone there know Ahmed Adudi?
    Chloe O’Brien: Ahmed Adudi; wealthy Saudi financier… Disappeared into Afghanistan in the late 90s…
    Jack: … Really?
    Chloe (ironically): No Jack it’s a joke name, you’re being set up.
    Jack: DAMMIT!

 

 

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