Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pass the buck

Today I want to quit. Quit trying. Quit working. Quit paying. Quit caring.

Sometimes I think it would be easier to fall into the trap and allow my fellow taxpayers to pick up my tab. If I try a little less, maybe we could qualify for WIC and I wouldn't have to pay for Ava's expensive high calorie formula-- or all of my basic groceries for that matter. Heck, if I try even less than that, I may qualify for food stamps! (I wonder if they accept those at Whole Foods???)

If I gamble a little with my kids' well being, I could probably get them qualified for Peachcare-- and maybe those dreaded medical bills would stop showing up in my mailbox, and Ava's exorbitant cost of healthy existence would cease to concern me. ( Do they cover dental??- Andrew's starting to wear the pocketbook in that department too.)

BUT... instead I'll remember that with great sacrifice comes great blessings, and hopefully someday, I'll experiece the joy of informing my children that they OWE me----BIG TIME!


AMiller said...

I just added up our medical and dental bills for the year and Tim was totally surprised. We are lucky that we have the ability to work and earn our keep.
Qualifying for WIC might be really tempting, especially with that formula. I can't wait until my little one can just have milk. Is there any end in sight for you?

spa said...

That's the problem with socialism-everybody thinks someone else will pay and those who do pay loose motivation to continue because what they earn goes to..."the government", the "needy"?

The Bertagnoles said...

NO KIDDING!!! I agree with you COMPLETELY! I figured if I just quit my job we could keep all we have and just let the government pay for our food and apartment and stuff. Sounds good to me! Or not.

the Provident Woman said...

Mine will owe me big time too. I hope they look back on these days and remember mommy and daddy working like crazy and I hope it teaches them to work hard.

Darin and Jena Bailey said...

Congrats on the fact that you choose to keep truckin!