Here is some news I wish I’d gotten, oh, six months ago: Parents spend an average of $41,000 on their children before they (*GULP*) reach the age of three, reveals a Gurgle.com survey of 3,000 mothers.
Well, heck. If I’d known this, I would have just adopted a four-year-old.
Two-thirds of that amount is spent before the youngsters’ first birthday, with expectant mothers spending an average of $6,000 — including $150 on clothes and $4,500 on nursery furniture — on the unborn baby.[CANDY SURVEYS HER NURSERY FURNITURE BILL AND BOX OF 20 BABY OUTFITS]
Yeah, that sounds about right. Except… only $150? Really? Uh-oh.
This is why we need to lobby Congress to change those ridiculous child labor laws. Gotta put these kids to work to help pay the bills, dammit!