Cost of raising children

I have heard it takes 6 figures worth of funds to raise a single child.

Really?

What is important? I know it is not *STUFF*. Stuff breaks, gets lost or deteriorates after just 3 uses as some recent toys have done for us since they’re so poorly made.

How’s this instead…give the children a project to work on. This summer we gave our kiddos a project. Simply to water our little makeshift garden in the corner of the patio. (We are considering something bigger for next year…borrowing a tiller…power tools…grunt grunt)

The fruits of their labor, despite the recent scorching and dry weather here in the Rome of the West, produced a tomato with more on the way. They were so excited!

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Keep the expensive toys. Projects to be proud of like this will probably produce better memories.

Do you have any stories to share like this?

2 comments

  1. Great post Marc! I would agree. We really don’t need a lot to get by, kids especially, since they naturally have such great imaginations!

    1. You should have seen what they did with a couple of empty boxes from window a/c units. Slides, newspapers et.

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