FAMILY BUDGET TO SUSTAIN HOUSEHOLD SERVICES
Our household is in trouble, all hands on deck. Our spending is out of control and we have too much debt. We must take measures to correct the course so that we don’t continue on this dangerous fiscal path.
Since we have to save money, and since food is our biggest expenditure, I know how to save. The kids just won’t eat, one day a week. Think of all the extra time and money we will save on not making those meals or cleaning them up. That’s just great.
But, by the way, Mom and Dad are tired of working so hard, so they each want to cut their hours and work one less day a week. And you know, we haven’t put anything in our Rainy Day Fund for awhile, so let’s stock that up too.
Hmmm, guess that means the kids are going to have to take a “pause” on eating every day, and increase their fasting to three days a week.
But don’t worry. if the kids can come up with some suggestions that result in more savings, then, the Parental Treasury, in their absolute discretion, may designate a portion (but no more than half) for buying sustainability snacks during the last six months of the year.
We are moving our family forward with the help, and we thank them, of our children.
Hey look, we’ve saved all this money. Let’s not feed the kids, or pay off our mortgage. Nope. Let’s put it all into our Rainy Day Fund in case the car breaks down or we want to take an extra nice vacation. And oh, by the way, because we did that, we’re still in a deficit, and will have to borrow more.