Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Madison, Wisconsin when I'm not off exploring the world...
I think all children can be a drain on one's pocketbook. Completely worth it, but a drain nonetheless.
Even factoring in for inflation, my brother cost my parents a whole lot more than I did. I might have nickel and dimed them for the small things(and was often told "We can't afford it"), but the things he wanted cost an arm and a leg. Bass guitars and lessons, sound boards and amps, boy scout camps, football camps, soccer camp, 35mm camera and lenses, nintendos, computers and software, car repairs, out of state college tuition, etc... Granted they had more money to spend after my brother came along and I don't begrudge him anything(I even encouraged my parents to do it and helped pay for some of them), but I don't see where I, as a girl was more expensive than he was.
MissGingerCat~ Who fondly remembers her big ticket item from childhood was a trip to Florida to visit her Aunt
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