Posted By Jennie Chancey on December 7, 2011
I think this post has gone viral in the last 24 hours. It’s just plain common sense, but I can’t even count how many times people have asked us how on earth we can afford to have “so many” children. If every child cost us $700-1000 a month, then, yes, we might be in trouble with ten kids. But it’s nowhere near that amount, as this excellent piece demonstrates!
My husband was furiously flipping channels, because he’s a man and that’s what he does, when he paused for a moment on your show.
We both watched as you were in the middle of counseling a young couple, 29 and 30 years old, who wondered if they could afford to have the wife quit her job and have another baby.
It’s not that we expected you to actually encourage them to make cutbacks and sacrifice whatever was necessary to have the mother home with her child. I mean that would be NUTS, right?
But we were absolutely dumbfounded when you told them that their expenses would go up $700-1000 each month due to necessary baby items, like “diapers and this and that”. (Diapers were the only actual expenses you came up with.)
Diapers? $700? A MONTH??? Really?
Read the full piece HERE.