The decision for me to stay at home with the kids wasn’t easy for me or forMQD. I had to wrap my mind around being largely dependent on him financially. Since I would be taking on the bulk of the grocery shopping and management of the household it made sense for me to be responsible for our finances. It can’t have been easy for MQD to simultaneously turn over not only the bulk of his paycheck to me but also the spending of said paycheck.
So far we have been doing a pretty good job of communicating. Sharing finances can get messy and I expected there to be more bumps in the road than there has been. A tight budget means that sometimes you have to go without. Priorities are what they are and Mom and Dad tend to fall to the bottom of the list. It’s hard to want to spoil the kids and not have the financial means to do so. But I grew up in a house without deep pockets and I think it made me appreciate the things we did have.
Sometimes I am shopping and something just jumps in the cart.
MQD, I spent $3 on one of the kids today. But he looks so happy. It was worth it.
It’s looking like maybe I should have spent $6. Someone is looking awfully jealous.