Now I know why I don't have kids yet. I just don't have the patience. Don't get me wrong; I love kids and I want some of my own someday. It's just that right now, I am thankful that I don't have any. Due to some issues with a close family member, I've ended up with 3 kids (ages 15, 9 and 7) for a couple of weeks. I need to stop being so dang nice. Those of you that do have kids, my hat goes off to you. Being a parent is HARD!

Right now, I am hiding out in my home office while they are all sleeping. I figure now is a good time to do a roundup of the week while I still can.

I participated in the 162nd Carnival of Personal Finance: Baseball Edition hosted my Taking Charge. Emily included my post, "If I Had Known Then What I Know Now".

From my Feedreader, I enjoyed:

I'm off to enjoy a few more minutes of quiet time before the kids wake up. Once they wake up, we will have a frugal day of entertainment at the local park.
Take the time to plan for your child's future.


  1. Single Ma // July 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM  

    Shoot! Why didn't you tell me you was babysitting today? I know a few people who are also dealing with issues and they would have loved to send their rugrats over too.

    Single Guy Money loves the kids! LOL

  2. Paul // July 28, 2008 at 10:02 AM  

    To be fair, you've got a group of children that are among the toughest age to "rear." I used to think my kids (girls, now 13 & 9) we hard to handle (probably 5 years ago), but the 13 y.o. is really pushing some buttons, and my wife is going berzerk with her. I can't image what it will be like in a year or two, but I hope that they don't kill each other!