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snoodog  ·  386 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ben Miller: The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined

Child care costs about the same as college as I’m sure you found out. We’re going to shell out 100k for child care before she even hits first grade.

johnnyFive  ·  386 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can believe it. We initially thought we'd be okay once she's in kindergarten, but then remembered that even assuming we can get after-school through the county, she'll have to be in something full time for the summer.

snoodog  ·  386 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well plus all the after after school extras like swim lessons, soccer practice, gymnastics etc. It might get a little cheaper but probably not much cheaper

johnnyFive  ·  385 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Exactly, and that was part of our consideration: do we give the best possible life to one or have to start picking and choosing? It didn't seem fair to me to reduce our daughter's quality of life on behalf of a sibling, or fair to the sibling to do less for them than for our first.