Let's be honest. I’m a mom…I lie.
To friends when they ask if they look fat, to my kids when I say I don't have a favorite, to my husband when I can hardly utter that I'm tired.
It's survival. Which is why I can barely breathe when I hear the cost of a single kids ticket is $68 and an adult ticket (do we even want to ride any of the rides? Can't we just be an unpaying chaperon?) is $76.
I know kids under three are free.....so I plot. “I know my son looks 10 but he’s really 2, it’s a growth mutation…shhh don’t talk about it...he's so sensitive.”
The movies? Did you know where I live in Los Angeles, it's up to almost $12 for 1 ticket? I pick up my two youngest (3 and 7) and carry them in, “They’re blind….”
At Taco bell I buy one small coke for my family to share, because the serving machine is on my side with a nice sign that says, “free refills!”
My one friend who joined me at Taco Bell said, “that’s so unsanitary…”
I’m responded with, "You kiss your dog on his tongue and let him lick your lips. I just saved $4 by sharing a coke and germs we all have anyway."
I take my kids to happy hour in bars. Not cause I'm there to drink, we're there to eat! Some of those food items are $2! Are the people at the bar happy I brought kids in to eat their food? No, they want drinking customers cause the profits are huge.
Bottom line: Times are tough. Keep your money in your pocket, by thinking outside the box. Thank you Taco Bell!