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Friday, November 7, 2008

$48

In these perilous economic times, money  has begun to take on increasingly important value; one never knows when the next bottom might drop out and the cash flow will dry up all together.  So I find it important to think seriously about the power of my dollar.  

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
4 DVDs 
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.

4 comments:

The Reese's said...

It's a little depressing when you put it that way. It's a really good thing they're cute, and way more dangerous without the diapers.

Janyece said...

Wow! That's a terrible and depressing thought! Still, sacrifice sanity for cloth diapers? Let me think about it... No! This too shall pass? ;)

PaulaJean said...

Having changed a LOT of cloth diapers in my day, remember that long-term psychiatric care is very expensive. And they foster awful diaper rash.

King Family said...

It is very depressing...the only good part of it is that is one bill that will eventually change and you won't have to supply diapers or pull-ups.