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Baby Inflation

Baby birthday parties are big business. Over the past few years we've been to an increasing number of events that are not inexpensive affairs. I imagine it gets worse as your children get older. My term for all of this is Baby Inflation. You can spend more that the average yearly income of 95% of the inhabitants of the planet on feeding, clothing, and entraining a child with little to show for it.

Prices for all things baby are seriously draining. The cost of pre-school rivals that of tuition at a junior college. I don't imagine that the AP exams have a finger painting or playing nice with other section, so the return on pre-school investment seems pretty poor. I'm not saying that pre-school is bad or worthless, just that the costs are as out of control as college tuition. I may have to start a pre-school 529 plan...

Anyway all this is an excuse to show a picture from my boys 2nd birthday party last month...

Note: I'm invoking a rule I've seen elsewhere. The picture accompanies the story for as long as I see fit. It will be removed with no warning. The post will remain.


Comments (2)

They are very cute, of cour... (Below threshold)
jen:

They are very cute, of course. Thanks for sharing the photo for as long as you see fit.

When my daughter was in pre... (Below threshold)

When my daughter was in preschool and first grade there was this fad. One kids birthday party was at MacDonald's another was somewhere else.
Somehow and I can't say I remember how since it was almost ten years ago we threw her 5th birthday party at the children's museum.
Let's just say I never gave myself a party that cost that much.
It was a pretty good time though.
I think I got the idea because another of the parents in our group had used it several months earlier.




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