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> I read this and thought about how true it really is. Its expensive having
> kids, its time consuming, emotionally draining, and though it does offer
you
> great rewards~ it can also cause you great heartache. You meet yourself
> coming and going trying to give them the best of everything! But now
matter
> what, in the end,  you would always choose to do it all over again. So
even
> though every child  comes with a pretty hefty price tag ~ I think we are
all
> glad we went "shopping".     Have a great week. Give your kids an extra
hug
> and kiss tonight. ~Tanya
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> To: Rhonda Schroeder <wschroed2@netzero.net>; Tanya Richter
> <kids54us@ezl.com>; Natalie Ogden <nogden@stclair.k12.il.us>; Jody Oak
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> Evers <marknamy@voyager.net>; Carla Carlsted <bunnies@nemonet.com>; Linda
> Berberich <linda9699@aol.com>; Deb Barkley <dbarkley@quincy.glenayre.com>
> Date: Sunday, September 03, 2000 10:06 PM
> Subject: Fw: The Cost of Children
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> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: hughesr@msnotes.wustl.edu <hughesr@msnotes.wustl.edu>
> >To: fldf@netwurx.net <fldf@netwurx.net>; shfarms@dave-world.net
> ><shfarms@dave-world.net>; swells@chipsnet.com <swells@chipsnet.com>; Ann
> >Miller <amiller@montgomery.k12.il.us>; William Gill
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> >Kathy Dunn <kdunn@accesstoledo.com>; pagliss <pagliss@iglou.com>
> >Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:22 PM
> >Subject: Fwd: The Cost of Children
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> >>---------------------- Forwarded by Ruth
Hughes/Otolaryngology/Washington
> >>University on 08/31/2000 12:21 PM ---------------------------
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> >>
> >>Mary Davis
> >>08/29/2000 03:45 PM
> >>
> >>To:   carberyc@msnotes.wustl.edu, faddisb@msnotes.wustl.edu,
> >>      choler@msnotes.wustl.edu, hughesr@msnotes.wustl.edu,
> >>      harringm@msnotes.wustl.edu
> >>cc:
> >>Subject:  Fwd: The Cost of Children
> >>
> >>
> >>---------------------- Forwarded by Mary Davis/Otolaryngology/Washington
> >>University on 08/29/2000 03:44 PM ---------------------------
> >>
> >>
> >>mary pashia <mary_pashia@excite.com> on 08/29/2000 03:42:12 PM
> >>
> >>To:   Mary Davis/Otolaryngology/Washington University@Washington
> University
> >>cc:
> >>Subject:  Fwd: The Cost of Children
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  "The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from
> >>  birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle-income family.
> >>
> >>  Talk about sticker shock.  That doesn't even touch college tuition.
For
> >>  those with kids, that figure leads to wild fantasies about all the
> things
> >>we
> >>  could have bought, all the places we could have traveled, all the
money
> >>we
> >>  could have banked if not for (insert child's name here).
> >>
> >>  For others, that number might confirm the decision to remain
childless.
> >>  But $160,140 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into
> >>$8,896.66
> >>  a year, $741.38 a month or $171.08 a week.  That's a mere $24.44 a
day.
> >>  Just over a dollar an hour.  Still, you might think the best financial
> >>  advice says don't have children if you want to be rich.
> >>
> >>  It's just the opposite.  There's no way to put a price tag on:
> >>
> >>  ? Feeling a new life move for the first time and seeing the bump of a
> >>  knee rippling across your skin.
> >>  ? Having someone cry, "It's a boy!" or shout, "It's a girl!" then
> hearing
> >>  the baby wail and knowing all that matters is it's healthy.
> >>  ? Counting all 10 fingers and toes for the first time.
> >>  ? Feeling the warmth of fat cheeks against your breast.
> >>  ? Cupping an entire head in the palm of your hand.
> >>  ? Making out da da or ma ma from all the cooing and gurgling.
> >>
> >>  What do you get for your $160,140?
> >>
> >>  ? Naming rights.  First, middle and last.
> >>  ? Glimpses of God every day.
> >>  ? Giggles under the covers every night.
> >>  ? More love than your heart can hold.
> >>  ? Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
> >>  ? Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds and warm cookies.
> >>  ? A hand to hold, usually covered with jam.
> >>  ? A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites, building sand castles
and
> >>  skipping down the sidewalk in the pouring rain.
> >>  ? Someone to laugh yourself silly with no matter what the boss said or
> >>  how your stocks performed that day.
> >>  ? For $160,140, you never have to grow up. You get to finger-paint,
> carve
> >>  pumpkins, play hide-and-seek, catch lightning bugs and never stop
> >>  believing in Santa Claus.
> >>  ? You have an excuse to keep reading the adventures of Piglet and
Pooh,
> >>  watching Saturday morning cartoons, going to Disney movies and wishing
> on
> >>  stars.
> >>  ? You get to frame rainbows, hearts and flowers under refrigerator
> >>  magnets and collect spray-painted noodle wreaths for Christmas,
> >>handprints
> >>  set in clay for Mother's Day and cards with backward letters for
> Father's
> >>  Day.
> >>  ? For $160,140, there's no greater bang for your buck.
> >>  ? You get to be a hero just for retrieving a Frisbee off the garage
> roof,
> >>  taking the training wheels off the bike, removing a sliver, filling
the
> >>  wading pool, coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs and coaching a baseball
> >>team
> >>  that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.
> >>  ? You get a front-row seat to history to witness the first step, first
> >>  word, first bra, first date, first time behind the wheel.
> >>  ? You get to be immortal.  You get another branch added to your family
> >>  tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary
called
> >>  grandchildren.
> >>  ? You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice,
> >>  communications and human sexuality no college can match.
> >>  ? In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there with God.
> >>  ? You have the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away monsters under the
> >>  bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever
> >>and
> >>  love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without
> >>  counting the cost." ---Author Unknown.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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