10 Tweets That Perfectly Illustrate Just How Expensive It is to Have Kids

Cost of Raising a Child
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If you have kids, you’ve probably burned quite a few holes into your wallet.

In fact, the cost of raising a child is about $233,610 , according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. And that’s just one child.


We’re all about cutting costs where you can, but everyone with kids knows they can be expensive — no matter what you do.

These people feel your pain…

1. Kids are bottomless pits who eat a month’s worth of groceries in one sitting.

Is stuffing that many raviolis into one stomach actually possible?

2. They love to rack up IOUs at your local grocery store.

Wait. At 69 cents per pound, that’s a lot of bananas! Here are some easy ways parents can save money on groceries.

3. They insist you purchase movies they’ll soon outgrow.

And you’ll never let it go

4. They have no idea what an electricity bill is…

This mom’s probably in great shape, though.

5. …Or that cold air costs money

When one door closes, the rest open.

6. They force you to make tough financial decisions.

#Priorities, Ben.

7. They remind you they’re the gift that just keeps on.

I hope her daughter applied for some scholarships.

8. By the time December rolls around, they’ve already sucked you dry.

Maybe next year she’ll start saving early.

9. They know how to show their love.

I don’t know. Can you?

10. And they thank you in ways you never imagined possible.

This mom should’ve Netflix’d and earned.

Your turn: What lovable things do your little ones do to add to your financial strain?

Kelly Smith contributed to this post. Kelly is a  junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder.

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

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