Some things Stumpy and I spend our money weren't precisely what I expected, but aren't really very surprising. Travel, feeding and clothing our spawn, paying for their athletics and other activities, bla, bla, bla. While I might not have anticipated the details, the essentials aren't a surprise. Kids need things like winter coats and braces. The bill for such things is sometimes a bit shocking, but the fact that there is a bill for it... not so much.
I really never, never thought, though, that I would happily sacrifice my fancy shoe budget for the following things:
- Goat pedicures
- Flying trapeze lessons