So this is how it begins...
Of course, I was suckered into thinking that having a baby would be cost-free, as raising a child is rumored to be.
Turns out not to be the case.
Thus far we haven't done anything much execpt prepay for the doctor. It seemed reasonable at $600 to pay to get the baby delivered. That is much cheaper than even a decent quality mandolin, for instance. And our doctor dresses like a mime. (They don't tell you that you also have to pay for the hospital, that comes later)
And then there is all the shit you have to buy. I just shelled out the first in what is soon to be a cascade of impoverishment: $348.07 for various essentials items of baby gear, to tranport, clothe, contain, prod, entertain, wash, clean the arse and suck the snot out of a young'un.
No, that is not the Colonelette. She is sure to be much cuter. And she will wipe her ass with money, not bathe in it.