Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This last week has been crazy busy. Additionally, this last week has also been full of kid expenses everywhere. Schoool pictures $28 each, soccer pictures $9, HS fundraiser $25, Best of EFY $10, Jog-a-thon for 2 kids (haven't contributed yet ? not sure how much yet), kindergarten field trip $5, the two youngers came home with book orders and a wish list. In addition, we have gotten a boat load of medical bill for the kids (An all night ER bill (ouch) for Little A from this summer, and cat scan bill for the older one). Oh, bosses week at Shaun's work and of course it is required to show support and go out to lunch as a group and contribute to a group present. It just seems like a hand is out in every direction lately. Most are small expenses, but sure add up.
Every day Mr. M asks if I will fill out his field trip form. I have told him, "Not yet, I don't have the money yet. " Meaning, I have not ran to the bank and pulled it out . I just haven't had time to sit down and let my fingers figure out on the computer all the numbers, before I run to the bank. It is not that I can't pay it, but I just want to run all those number to make sure all is accounted for.
Any way, yesterday Mr. M came home from school and informed me "The teacher said you don't have to pay for the field trip." I asked him if she said that to the class or just him. He said to just him. Then I asked what he said to the teacher. He said, " I told the teacher my mom doesn't have enough money for the field trip and that is when she said that you don't have to pay for it."
Which now explains why he leaned over to me a couple of weeks ago and asked me in all seriousness, "Did you pay for our house this month?" I laughed, because when have I missed a payment on our house. This is not even a discussion in our house. It just gets paid. I assured him that yes indeed I paid it. It seems funny that he seems to be the only child in this house that worries over things like this. He asked me six months ago how he would be able to buy a house when he was older. He was really worried about it too. My heart goes out to him if he is thinking these big things at 4 and 5 years old. He deserves to only worry about which of his cars he is going to play with today or if he should chose paper in the rock, paper scissors game, not grown up topics.