Just over two years blogging, and here we are....number 500.
I am not one of those bloggers who now can proclaim that I am debt free. We are not "gazelle intense" by definition. We continue to struggle with all of this. We have worked a plan, revised a plan....RE-revised a plan. As much as I would like to say it is all working like clock work....it isn't.
Murphy is my third child. Despite having an EF....despite having a budget....despite planning for various things....he seems to like it here and has already unpacked his bags and raided the fridge. I could cry about it (and I have), but it is what it is.
Some people think I am overly indulgent with my kids. Yes, they go to camp (which we paid cash for). Yes, they are having a big birthday party, and yes, it appears at Christmas that they get alot. But these kids rarely get stuff outside of big events. I took them shoe shopping for school...and they both needed shoes. Their feet had to have been squished for awhile based on the new sizes....but they didn't tell us. They didn't want to bother us. These kids are as excited about new underwear as they are when they got the Wii last year (which was free....and one of the best things we could have gotten for Bossy....his coordination has vastly improved).
I read alot of PF blogs (even if I don't always comment). And there aren't alot of them that have as much happen to them as what happens to us. Yet...I still tell you everything....the good and the bad. I don't expect everyone to agree with me all the time, and yes, 2x4s are necessary sometimes. But I am at least honest.
Here I stand....roughly 12k from where I started. I have no idea how much I have actually paid....WAY more than 12k. We spend alot of time treading water....I know that. But it is at least SOMETHING. And I am proud of that.