As I just logged into my account, this headline caught my attention:

The Cost of Parenting: $292,000

The US government released a report Tuesday (8/4/2009) estimating the cost of raising a child from birth through high school at $292,000 when adjusted for inflation. The report from the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and […]

blah blah blah.

We’ve got 5 kids. At almost $300,000, that’s a total of 1.5 million dollars. ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS! And that doesn’t even include college. Let’s just tack on another cool million for that.

Maybe if we start having family home evening nightly which entails making “friendship bracelets”, and we send all of the kids out nightly in ripped clothing without shoes with said bracelets along with packets of CHICK-LETS to sale, maybe, just maybe, we can raise our five children without declaring bankruptcy or me renting out my uterus to the rich.

Or maybe we can work something out with God… you know, like a payment for bringing these kids into the world? It seems only fair. I mean having a baby is pretty painful and time consuming. And costly! So if a cashiers check could be delivered along with the placenta, that’d be cool. I’m just saying.

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One Comment on “$292,000!!!”

  1. The Grunt Says:

    Yeah, and that doesn’t cover the “special spirits” that some parents have to take care of for the rest of their lives.

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