Monday, 28 July 2014

Eat the Rich

We've all seen those ads on TV for the local lottery.  You know the ones I'm talking about where most of the fun of the lottery ticket purchase is when you imagine what you could do with your winnings.  Chris and I don't buy lottery tickets.  With twin toddlers all of our spare money goes towards caffeinated beverages and alcohol (I'm only half joking).  In a couple of weeks Molly and Jack will have been in daycare for two years. This means that over the past two years we have invested over $60K into daycare costs for the minions: which is insane.

Don't get me wrong, I love our daycare.  They have been kind, compassionate and fantastic in helping Jack with his speech therapy.  They have taught both children all the ins and outs of such children's classics as The Wheels on the Bus, The Alphabet Song and have provided them with important social skills like the importance of sharing and tidying up.   

Today I want to indulge in my own lottery commercial.  Below are ten things that we could have purchased if we had not been paying double daycare fees for the past two years.


10,833 lbs of lobster...That's 29 lbs a day!

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia


120 days with a private/personal chef.

A year's tuition, including room and board at Harvard.

15,000 Cash for Life lottery tickets.

1 cruise "around the world in 180 days" with 20K in spending money...sorry Chris I'm going solo.

2,600 movie tickets including popcorn and drinks.

1,090 of Starbucks most expensive beverage: The Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino

Image Courtesy of BuzzFeed


Over 425 full days of housekeeping, including some hefty tips!

4 mid-range Rolex watches.

6 Flash mob dance routines.


We don't need a lottery, despite what our bank account balance says.  The truth is we already won it with our million dollar family.

To see my post from last year's daycare spending potential click here