Holy Mackeral thats expensive!!!!  

Myhoneysrooster 68M
676 posts
8/7/2006 10:25 am

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8/9/2006 12:53 pm

Holy Mackeral thats expensive!!!!


I have to wonder how young parents make it financially these days. I hadn't realized how much things went up in cost for an infant.

I went home this weekend and as we have our four month old grandson spending a couple weeks, there is always a few things Mom didn't bring enough of.
Not a problem, Grandpa is on it and will take care of it.

I went to the store and got a couple cans of formula mix for the kid. Didn't think anything of it. Hey they are only 25 oz cans so best get at least two of them. He will go through one in five or six days the way he eats.

Got to the counter and had the two 25 oz. cans rung up on the cash register. $112.00 please. Huh!! Got to be a huge mistake here. Turns out this stuff is like gold to the merchants. $55.00 and change per can.

Last time they were down for a visit, PaPa stuck 40 bucks in his shirt and told his Mom to go buy him some new outfits. Hell I figured it would get him four or five anyway. It got him TWO. Whoa Nellie!! What the heck is happening here?

How in the world can young folks make it with a child or two, while making minimum wage or slightly over that? Seems like the first two hundred or so each week must be devoted to the childs minimum needs. God help them if the baby gets sick.

I just find it somewhat ridiculous that we have money to pay farmers not to grow crops, send food to other countries, give welfare and food stamps to illegals and meanwhile our own children have to do without or borrow money to feed their infant children.

There is something very wrong with this picture from my perspective.

Next time Honey goes to a baby shower, I think I'll have her take a couple cans of formula along with the other gifts.

sexymamma662003 31F

8/7/2006 11:20 am

damn 55 bucks per can is outrageous.

with my first born at first i was 25 a can. but i found the generic formula that had the exact same stuff in it for 14 bucks a can and it was a 32 oz can instead of the 25 oz.

i think that your the mom and dad need to look into that cause they will go broke if they don't.

~sexy~


VCF1962 104F

8/7/2006 11:25 am

Yup - same here in the UK too - here they can get milk for the babies if they are on welfare but charity seemed to have left home long ago here.

We're so busy supporting other countries and fighting other peoples wars that our own homeless and poor have been left behind, whilst the people that are more than capable of working don't because they bleed the welfare dry too.

Makes me seethe.

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themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
8/7/2006 5:40 pm

OH MY EFFING GAWD!!!!!!!!

no wonder my niece and her hubby are broke all the time... (and he makes 80K a year) the 9 monther eats and drinks like an adorable little porcine!! if she had nursed him (like she should have, mrs stay at home mom)they could have made a down payment on a house!!!

someone is getting rich!!!!

when my 2 yr old great neice was here in june i spent $50 on a cute summery dress for her!!! quality clothes are so expensive!!!!!!

i will leave politics and the injustice alone... it will only enrage me...

Virtue Alone Ennobles


Myhoneysrooster 68M
882 posts
8/7/2006 10:46 pm

Krissy you got a new dress for a child for 50 bucks? I am in the wrong country.

I wish we could get quality for that cheap around here.

Went to get some tshirts and the fools want 16 bucks each for see through stuff. Over 30 for thigk ones.


Myhoneysrooster 68M
882 posts
8/7/2006 10:55 pm

    Quoting VCF1962:
    Yup - same here in the UK too - here they can get milk for the babies if they are on welfare but charity seemed to have left home long ago here.

    We're so busy supporting other countries and fighting other peoples wars that our own homeless and poor have been left behind, whilst the people that are more than capable of working don't because they bleed the welfare dry too.

    Makes me seethe.
Angel we have the same thing here. They aren't eligible for Help because he makes to much and she works also.
They don't take into consideration that the property tax was over 12 grand for the year. So that makes the mortgage over 2 grand a month.
With insurance and high utility costs its over 3 grand a month in bills.
Hell according to the goverment, I guess they should be rolling in cash with a 3500 buck monthly income.

Now if they didn't want to work, that would be different. They could get welfare, food stamps, wic, housing, free medical and cash money in case they need something not covered.

It gets my blood boiling.


Myhoneysrooster 68M
882 posts
8/7/2006 11:01 pm

    Quoting sexymamma662003:
    damn 55 bucks per can is outrageous.

    with my first born at first i was 25 a can. but i found the generic formula that had the exact same stuff in it for 14 bucks a can and it was a 32 oz can instead of the 25 oz.

    i think that your the mom and dad need to look into that cause they will go broke if they don't.
Thanks Sexy,
I'll get honey to check into that at some of the stores when she goes to town in a couple days.
I just don't see how they can make with thiose costs.


SensuousWoman3 55F
3106 posts
8/8/2006 3:57 am

Holy Moly! I had no idea the cost of formula!


steamyandsexybi 43F
2784 posts
8/8/2006 2:42 pm

Youre such a good "PaPa!" I've read some of your blogs and you talk so much about grandchildren.-and very proud too. Ya dont see much of that nowadays.

I'm a single mom...Thank God for I have one right now. It is very hard. Especially when no contribution is put in from the "sperm donor." My family dont help at all either. Never have. But it takes alot more to get me down. lol My daughter's my responsibility and come hell or high water, I'll do my damnest to get what she needs/wants. -myself. She sure does deserve it.
Great post!


Myhoneysrooster 68M
882 posts
8/9/2006 12:53 pm

    Quoting steamyandsexybi:
    Youre such a good "PaPa!" I've read some of your blogs and you talk so much about grandchildren.-and very proud too. Ya dont see much of that nowadays.

    I'm a single mom...Thank God for I have one right now. It is very hard. Especially when no contribution is put in from the "sperm donor." My family dont help at all either. Never have. But it takes alot more to get me down. lol My daughter's my responsibility and come hell or high water, I'll do my damnest to get what she needs/wants. -myself. She sure does deserve it.
    Great post!
Thank you Steamy.
I in no way mean to brag but this old man takes care of his responsibilities.

I never missed one single child support payment when I got divorced. Always sent extra and always bought all of the school clothes, paid the doctor and dental bills and such for all my children. Paid their ticket for them to come up and visit me in the summer. Made regualr trips down South to visit with them.

The grandson is at my home so that makes his needs my responsibility.

I pretty much stand by what I say on here and I am one who often spouts out that, "Anyone can be a parent, being a good one is very hard to do". Shouldering your responsibilities is part of being a good one.


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