Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tracking the dollars
Today I had to meet someone at the new house. On the way home, I stopped at a nearby store called To Train Up A Child. In addition to selling every Brio toy available, the store offers playtime with a roomful of Thomas tables, puzzles and blocks for $2 a child. What a great way to meet neighborhood moms and let a preschooler enjoy all the accessories without cluttering up your own house! As we drove away, I happily planned one afternoon a week there for this fall. Then I did the math: once a week at $2 a pop is over $100 a year! That's more than memberships to the zoo or even the art museum. How many other things do I carelessly spend $2 a week on? What other worthwhile activities could we be doing for the same cost? It's something to think about.