Monday, June 7, 2010

Welcoming a Childless Summer

I almost have my house to myself for the summer. My two live-in grandkids are back with their mother (my daughter) where they will stay for at least the summer. We'll see how she does before making decisions about next year so the children's absence may or may not be temporary.

In the meantime, there should be a major impact on my finances.

Since both of the kids are bedwetters, my washer and dryer were in constant use. In the week since they've been gone, I've done exactly one load of laundry.

When I turn lights off and close doors, the lights stay off and the doors stay closed. More utility savings.

No more running the kids to activities all over town. I've got a bus pass which I use for commuting, but it was such a hassle to take two youngsters on the bus that I would wind up using the car when running errands.

This is not to say that I don't miss having the little kids around.

But my wallet is happier now that they're gone.

6 comments:

In Debt said...

I am sure you will miss them, but good for you looking for the silver lining...or at least the "green" one!

Anita said...

Obviously, you love your grandchildren, but the facts are the facts! Children cost money!
EnJoy your summer. :)

Anonymous said...

:)

Sharon said...

It will definitely be quiet in your house...now I'm jealous....

Enjoy the time you have, and when you get to see your grandkids, it will be that much sweeter...

I can't even imagine the $$$$$ we would save if we weren't feeding 3 extra adults and two teenagers...

Florence said...

Enjoy your peaceful (and less expensive) summer. Children are a blessing but they are expensive (and exhausting).

Morrison said...

Sounds like the start of something big. Enjoy.