“No sweetheart, I can’t afford to buy you a new pair of socks.”
You spent thousands of dollars towards fertility procedures, so what happens when your children actually arrive? You have no extra money to spend on them. You get excited when you find an old crib on the street. So what if there are a few mice in the mattress? You’ll clean it up. Your friends might have those fancy strollers but you are more than happy to push a one wheel stroller. After all, it only cost you 50 cents at that garage sale. And thank goodness for hand me down clothes, second hand burp clothes and recalled toys! You are overjoyed to take any free “product recalled” toys from your local garbage can.
As your children grow, they will learn the importance of life without TV, books, video games or a computer. They will do all their learning outdoors with your grandmother’s childhood skipping rope and half inflated ball (thanks for keeping that, dad!). Do your kids really need braces? Problem solved. Thanks to your old mouth retainer. It’s still in great shape! And who needs all these fattening foods when your kids will enjoy home grown fruits and veggies! And why go out on the weekends? Your kids Saturday nights will consist of chatting with mom and dad – both a fun and free activity!
No cell phones, no texting, no video games. Not a bad childhood.