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- April 21, 2003 at 7:18 pm #249338
I take no offense to what you have said. I don’t even get an allowance, all
that I get is what is allocated for the groceries and if there is a holiday
or party I get so much for that and that is it. Most of the month I get $60
a week for all of the groceries and that includes the milk bread and what
not perishables and all of that is to feed the 4 of us for a week.
out of the month I tend to not get anything since the whole paycheck goes to
the rent, so total I get roughly $180 a month to feed the 4 of us and one
week my daughter has to take store bought snacks to school for class. For
holidays and parties I seem to be limited to $50, this is really easy when I
only have to buy gifts for one of the kids but it can be a challenge when it
is for both of them but it is partly my own fault that I get limited to this
amount. To sort of explain this reason I will say that I put together both
of the kids’ Easter baskets this year with only the $50 budget and they each
got close to twice the amount of the pre-made baskets for $3.00 more than
the cost of 2 pre-made baskets and my baskets included the new outfit.
only thing that I didn’t have to buy was the grass since last year I had
bought a big bag of it and still had it. My husband limits me to low amounts
for spending because he has watched me shop and knows that I am very
stubborn and will find a way to do what I have to with what I have. If I got
more money than what I do get I would have even more junk to deal with in my
home than what I already do, I just have a heck of a time getting extra
money when I do need it and hubby makes enough that he could give it to me
< Wishing for our troops to come home soon. Peace and love be with them all. >
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