Monday night when I was up all night I was watching either House Hunters or Property Virgins or something like that.
It featured this young couple with a small child. They were approved for some astronomical amount of money somewhere around $450,000.00 But they decided that they could only afford about $300,000.00
At first I am thinking about how smart they are not to go that far into debt and how responsible they are being. Then she opened her mouth and said the reason was that they "have" to spend about $1700.00/month on their Nanny and Daycare.
HELLO!?!?! I wanted to go through the screen and say "You know there are many people that raise their own kids without a nanny." I can understand the Daycare. I even understand an occasional evening sitter so that you can go out as a couple. What I don't understand is how you "HAVE" to have a Nanny.
And to top it all off, she was disappointed that she could only afford a 2 bedroom bungalow for $349,000.00 Poor, poor thing.
I just don't get it. You either sacrifice the "dream house" you are whining about or start taking care of your own child.
Am I being too harsh here? Can anyone else justify her behavior?