The Price of Children
The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition.
But $160,140 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:
Still, you might think the best financial advice is: don't have children if you want to be 'rich.' Actually, it is just the opposite. What do you get for your $160,140?
For $160,140, you never have to grow up. You get to:
You have an excuse to:
You get to:
For $160,140, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for:
You get a front row seat to history to witness the:
You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and — if you're lucky— a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications and human sexuality that no college can match.
In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever and love them without limits,
one day they will — like
you — love without counting the cost.
That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!!
Love & enjoy your children & grandchildren!!!!!!!
Source: came to us in email from one of our children
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Page updated: June 06, 2009
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