Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kids Are Expensive

A very frightening little cost calculator over at confirms that kids are expensive. It estimates that Jonah alone, will cost Robert and I nearly $450,000 by the time he’s 18.

Holy crow that’s a lot of money.

Do you think this total includes the cost of repainting your car or is that going to cost me extra?

Ethan scratched his name into the car about 5 years ago. I believe Jonah added the extra scratches before adding his own name just a few days ago. (See below.)

Both Jonah and Ethan's names are about 5-6 inches long.
Notice the wheel well for a little perspective on the amount of car "real estate" Isaac's name took up. Right now he really only knows how to write his I's and A's.
The question now is, do we take the money out of their college funds or deny them food for a few weeks to cover the cost of repainting? Ooh! We could make them get jobs at the coal mine! They should have the paint job paid off in two or three summers!


Debbie said...

I'm so sorry! Nice use of "Holy Crow" however :)

Angela Hunter said...

Yikes. I don't know what to say. If one of my kids did that, there would be some serious "consequences" which means one thing in this house... Calvin is afraid using toys downstairs might scratch "mommy's floors" so I doubt he'd go anywhere near my car with anything that would scratch that. One can only hope...

Betty Grace said...

Oh my gosh, I'd be steamed! Working in the industry, if you sent the to the coal factory, it'd be paid off in a week! Those people make bank. Still, probably not a good idea. :)

Christine Sandgren said...

Did you scratch in "sucks" underneath each name?