For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend

For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend!

Don’t drive your family round the bend.

Take a rickshaw or take a cab.

Is the saving worth driving your children mad?

Standards of living are changing,

But the footpaths have many potholes and breaks.

Walking alone can be risky,

And your children will happily pay.

For a rickshaw when you go shopping,

And for every trip to the park.

But you’re stubborn and argue and try to save,

Money that’s better spend easing your way.

You taught your kids well so they do what is right,

But you argue and give them a really hard fight.

Your life was very different,

And thrift and careful budgeting was what you learned.

It’s how you paid to educate your children, so they could earn.

Much better than you imagined, cos lifestyles and norms have changed.

But now you dig in and won’t let them spend the money you’ve helped them earn.

You taught your kids right but you give them a fight,

And they get really stressed while you cling to the comfort,

Of familiar habits of self-sacrifice.

For God’s sake don’t argue, JUST SPEND!

Don’t drive your family round the bend.

What is the value of money, if it can’t make your evenings a little more sunny?

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - and are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

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