OK, so the hubby and I are preparing our tax documents to hand over to our accountant (read: my dad....also known as Super CPA).
Anyway....the last document we needed was the tax form from our daycare. It states exactly how much money we paid last year to have our children cared for while we worked. I damn near choked on my coffee when I saw the number.
Yes, kids...you read that right. Fourteen THOUSAND two hundred dollars.
Holy shit Batman. That's a lot of money.
And, the girls only go part-time. Four days a week, from 7:30 am until 3 pm.
I could have purchased a small foreign automobile for that kind of cash. That amount of cash would buy about 3,000 grande lattes at Starbucks. [I think. I'm not THAT good at math].
Anyway....I'm just FLOORED at how much it costs families when it comes to childcare. It's absolutely ridiculous that it should cost almost $15,000 a year for daycare.
I could go on and on about the cost....but I won't. I just wanted to share my shock of the day.