but we're talking about money today!
Normally, Money Monday is about how to save or to get a great deal.
Since it's Wednesday, we're going to try something new and different for me.
We're going to talk about a splurge.
Tony and I are minor splurgers.
We enjoy a dinner out. We like having a babysitter come over. Sometimes, I buy food at the grocery store I don't really need.
Yes, indeed, we really live large.
I'm not sure what overcame us.
Maybe it is because we aren't homeschooling. Or maybe because Tony works a lot of hours. Could be that life in Panama is just changing us. Or my general obsession with living every minute.
Who knows, but we both decided it was time for a splurge.
And not a chocolate-ice-cream-on-a-diet kind of splurge, but a life-is-too-short-to-not-be-crazy-once-in-a-while splurge.
So, come Christmas, my family of 6 will be heading on our first cruise!!! Yes, indeed, we'll be cruising the Caribbean for 7 nights!
Tony and I have come to the agreement that travel is important to us. We want to be able to show the kids as much of the globe as we can. We had originally planned a trip to Greece over Christmas, but the economic and political climate there became too unsettling for us. We decided that a cruise would be a nice way to introduce the kids to travel while still having the ease of naptimes and easy meals. It's a trainer trip.
The kids were super excited to find out. Ok, not exactly. Chloe and Coralynn were excited. (Coralynn is always whatever Chloe is.) Carson and Camilla are too into the Titanic to think this is a good idea. I'm hoping they warm up to the idea soon!
Because I'm me, I feel the need to say:
1. We have the money set aside in savings to pay for this trip.
2. We have no debt of any kind.
Remember, splurges are only fun if you can afford them, but don't let saving for tomorrow get in the way of living in today!