So here we are…that holiday called Family Day. It got me thinking about what it costs to raise a family…
Lets start with an average middle class family home in Ottawa at $300K. We should add the feeding, care and clothing of two-point-five kids for 20 years @25K. Let`s top it up with a few years in college and a half dozen trips to Disney. Add some cell phone bills and a gadget or two and you`ll approach a million dollars really quickly….
I am reminded of that joke… “I went to (___________) and all I got was a lousy T-Shirt.”
It is rare for most families to have a family portrait these days. Those that do have a DVD in a drawer somewhere that will be unreadable in twenty years and of course that notion to make prints with it has long been forgotten.
Progress…..hmmmmmn…sometimes I wonder.