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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pour Your Heart Out


Pouring my heart out with Shell over at Things I Can't Say.


Why is everything so expensive? I mean, like, everything.


Everything fun to do seems to cost an arm and a leg. Or more like an arm and two legs. It's frustrating y'all.


For example, I have all these grandiose plans I'd like to do with the kids this summer. We love to camp. And every summer it seems like we never make the time to do it. We may get in a trip or two. But I'd like more. So just the other day, I'm surfing the net trying to find some cool new campgrounds for us to visit this summer. The cheapest one I could find was frickin' $28 per night. Are they kidding me??? I wanted to camp from Monday night until Saturday night. Pffft, riiiiigh! $168 to camp for a week. Is that expensive to anyone else? Cuz I feel like that's highway robbery!


We have a local amusement park about an hour away. Think Cedar Point, but smaller scale. It's got a water park and a roller coaster park. I'd love to take the kids there. Buuuuuut....tickets are $26 per ticket per day. Plus a $10 parking pass. Ha...$218 for one day of roller coasters. I think not. Again, is this expensive to anyone else?


We have a local gravel pit that has been turned into a beach. It's got a small lake, beach, and splash pad. We go there quite often in the summer, because it's only about 15 minutes from our house, where as the "official" beach is about an hour away. We purchased a family season pass for 50 damn dollars!! Again, I feel like 50 bucks is out of control to go to the beach for a few months.


So, I have to fill 2 1/2 months of activities for 6 kids. And just for a week of camping, a day at the amusement park, and a day at the beach it's already going to cost us $436. And that's not including all the convenience foods that I'll have to buy to go. Cuz, you know everyone buys convenience foods for trips like this! I'm not going to be out there cooking from scratch for a week in the wilderness!


I have a great imagination. And I know there are plenty of things to do that are free. We go to the parks, we go on walks every night after dinner, we make up cool crafts and the like. But, let's face it, there are also things our family wants to do that costs money.


I'm just irritated that it cost so much money!

Be sure to check out Shell, and see what everyone else is pouring their hearts out about today!!

4 comments:

Tara R.

It is crazy. I live on the Gulf Coast so I have the beach, but don't go during the summer because it is so crowded. With gas so high now, going somewhere else is cost prohibitive. Amusement park admissions are out of control, and don't get me started on movie prices.


(stopping by from PYHO)

Di

Luckily I live in Florida so the beach is free and close by. Otherwise we wouldn't be able to afford to do anything. All of our theme parks are $85 a person!

Ostriches Look Funny

Things are expensive. Maybe you should have your husband dig a pool for you guys. All it takes is willpower and a shovel! :)
(visiting from PYHO)

Shell

Everything does cost so much!

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