If I had $48 to spend, I could spend it on a good many things.
21 gallons of gas, 2 tanks, or a trip to Vegas
17 gallons of milk, and a whole lot of pudding
16 dates to the $1.50 theatre (not counting babysitting, of course)
a tasty dinner at our local Indian restaurant
48 songs off of iTunes
70 lbs of apples, and a lot of applesauce
a new dress for me, the first since I have been married
171 pounds of flour
9 3/4 pizzas from Little Ceasar's
But instead, I spent that $48 on diapers for my children. Diapers which will only be soiled and thrown away.