I had a different post in mind for today but thanks to MSN I had to change my mind.
Holy Cow Moment #?: We all knew raising children had a hefty price tag but who knew Colorado (the state in which I live) could make that cost even more. Don't worry Illinois, Massachusetts and 7 other states you all got recognition too.
Colorado is number 4 on the list of most expensive states to raise a child. Yes you read that right. NUMBER 4. It's enough to make me want to cry. I knew raising a baby - well 2, wasn't going to be cheap but when the average of childcare is as high as it is that just makes it all the more worse.
It's bad when I saw the MSN post today and all I could think was "oh please let my state be on there." No it wasn't because I wanted bragging rights. It was because I feel like I pay A LOT for childcare and I just can't believe we are 'cheap.' Well I suppose I feel vindicated - or robbed. I suppose I have mixed feelings on knowing the truth.
Oh well. What can we do. Like they say. If you wait to be able to afford a child you will never have them and I can't see my life without my daughter. Sorry baby two, I don't know you yet to say the same.
Holy Cow its highway robbery. Everyone says you can't put a price tag on the value your child adds to your life too bad we can put a number to what they take away. I did just say she was worth it right?