The other day I had an epiphany. Well, actually I have had this epiphany before…but for some reason, it really sunk in. I was in one of those grounded, realist modes as opposed to my romanticized fluffy cloud of “Let’s have Three Babies” Land. L and I were hashing out our budget. We were having our usual talk about bills and debt. I realized that if money is tight now, that begs the inevitable question…
How the hell are we ever going to be able to afford kids?
I’ll be the first to say it: money is a hot topic in our household. We aren’t destitute, but it has definitely been an uphill battle for years due to credit cards, student loans, etc.
Oh snap! Did I just say credit cards?
Yes. There was a point in time many years ago (way before we were married) when we went a little loose with our credit cards. We are paying for it big time now.
But credit card rant aside, we have been pinching pennies for awhile. We currently have a semi-comfortable lifestyle. Yet with the thought of how expensive it is just to pop out one kid these days and raise them in a big city like Los Angeles, it makes my head spin.
Where is this extra money going to come from? Either we pick up and move to the middle of nowhere and live off scraps or one of us gets a night job.
Ok, it’s settled.
Starting next month, my husband will be moonlighting as an exotic dancer.
Anyone else wonder where the extra fundage for a family is going to come from? Please don’t tell me you all have big savings accounts called “Future Kids” lying around. Or maybe we are the only ones without one?!? Hmmm….