OMG, I feel awful for our younger son's. Our 18 yr old (Step Son), is entering college this fall. I am so proud of him for getting soccer scholarship, academic scholarship, elks club scholarship, work study program money and taking out his personal student loans. BUT we still have to add in our budget $1000 a month to pay the rest of his tuition/fees and so forth. Where is it going to come from? I feel like I am depriving our younger ones of opportunities!
We already live a very frugal life style (by not keeping up with all this and that). I am proud we do that. But honestly, it is depressing to reduce down even more. We won't have the ability to pay for extracurricular activities for them like we did for our 18 yr old.
They cannot follow their dreams like our older son did.... I already took on a part time job, while the kids are at school. Now my husband seems in his tone of voice when I talk about this summer like I cannot stay home with them like we planned for me to do in the summer.
He works, runs / manages a large company and mentally, I know he cannot work any more and is at the top of the pay chain in his company....
UGH I am venting! Thanks for reading!