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kids are expensive lol a laugh for moms

so when i was a teenager my mom always told me kids are expensive .. and now i remember when i was pregnant my mom told me kids are expensive.. i told her i know i know i need a carseat and diapers and other not so cheap stuff. BUT SHE NEVER TOLD ME KIDS ARE EXPENSIVE AND YOU HAVE TO BUY 3 CARSEATS IN A LIFETIME. AND PULL UPS AFTER DIAPERS.. i thought all the moms needed a laugh..

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Asked by kyiahsmommy at 10:30 PM on Jan. 22, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • drowning in laundryoh just wait...I have two in high school! My dd is graduating this year and let me tell you it only gets more expensive!


    Answer by beyondhopes at 10:32 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • umm yup and i always thought you shopped for clothes in August and those clothes would do till April. Noone told me about growthspurts! Kids are expensive.

    Answer by sandbuster at 10:34 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Well, you don't HAVE to buy 3 carseats. We have bought 2 and will not need another ;) And again, you don't HAVE to use pull ups, which seem to be so much more expensice then diapers. We never used them!

    Answer by ILoveCade at 10:34 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • We have 6 carseats at the moment. 3 for each vehicle. Going to have to buy at least two more before all 3 kids are out of them!

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 10:48 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • My mom told me kids were expensive. Silly old lady! I guess no one ever told her about WIC, food stamps, welfare, free state insurance, goodwilll, salvation army, soup kitchens, church donations, begging for money at intersections, or yard sales. By the way, I'm just joking!!!

    Answer by FroggyFeet at 10:58 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I don't know. Honestly, I thought parenting would be more expensive. Monthly, I don't think we actually spend more than $50 on my daughter. She has plenty of clothing, eats what we eat, we've had her convertible carseat since she grew out of the infant seat. We did buy an additional carseat, but we're not using it yet since she is still rearfacing, but when she hits 35lbs, we will forward face her in her Graco Nautilus. I really don't think she's that expensive, but we have wonderful, generous grandparents that buy too much.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:03 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • My mother told me kids are expensive and marriage is hard work. The marriage part-- well, you never believe it until you're in it. Thd kid part-- I started saving as soon as hubby and I decided we were ready to hav ea kid in our lives. I managed to save most of the money before he arrived, but man! The sheer initial cost can be staggering... furntiture, carseats, clothing, toys, books, etc.

    Answer by Busimommi at 11:15 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • i just wish i was told they get more expensive as they get older.

    Answer by clumm at 2:36 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • yup!

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 10:23 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

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