I am thinking ahead - for when my two boys are in their teens - and planning on taking out a second mortgage.
I truly believe that my boys will eat me out of house - we will need a mortgage to pay our food bill when the boys reach 14 and 15.
Why do I know this????
The boys came home from camp complaining I did not pack them enough food.
Let's see - they are 3 and 4 years old and weigh in at 41 and 44 pounds respectively and here is a list of what was packed for their two snacks and lunch:
1 whole jam sandwich
1 large banana
1 corn on the cob (they each asked for it!)
1 pre-packaged container of apple sauce
1 pre-packaged container of fruit cocktail
10 mini pretzels mixed with a handful of fishie crackers and 10 mini chocolate chips
4 whole grain crackers and 4 pieces of cheddar cheese and a few raisins
Their lunch bags weighed almost as much as they did!
Now, granted, neither ate their fruit cocktail cups, that seems like a lot of food for two little guys.
If this is the amount of food they are eating now - GOD HELP US when they become teenagers!!!
Heck, last week when renewing our Costco membership I discovered that in a year we spend the equivalent to one-third of my part time salary at that wonderful big-box store. Needless to say we upgraded our basic membership this year!
Well, better get working on that application for a second mortgage! Fingers crossed we get approved before the next growth spurt hits!