The lull in Treadwell/The Opening/Tim and Trey @Lebron's camp/hoops freshmen(yeah, that Mad5 thing didn't really take) information has got me to thinking...
Man, there are a lot of things I wish someone would have told me before I had kids.(Yeah, for those of you who dont know/care, I'm the tired dad of a pair of 4 month olds). And I guess I was hoping to gleen some advice from the greater mgocommunity as well. (Yeah, I know the first piece of advice is going to be not to start an advice thread on an sports blog...bite me)
The first thing I'd want to tell babyless me: Good lord you lump of crap, get off your butt and go for a run. Go lift some weights. You cannot possibly grasp how much free time you have. Do you really need to watch Rocky/Star Wars/LOTR every time they show it on cable? Believe me, there'll be plenty of time for that later. If you knew how precious opportunities for actual physical activities were going to be...
Clean out your freaking basement. You've got junk down there that you haven't touched since you moved in. If you dont get to it now, it will never ever happen.
8 words: Little Tikes Snug a Bunny Cradle and Swing(AKA IRON DRAGON). You need one of these per infant on every floor of your house. We're talking 180degree swivel, mirror ball, oscillating mobile, soothing music...if they had one in my size I'd be sitting in it right now.
Get yourself to an ACO Hardware. Find the big rolls of trash bags labeled "Ironbuilt". 50/100/150 count, whichever is cheaper per unit. Buy them all. You dont know when you are going to make it to the store. And you cannot run out of trash bags. This is not an option.
While you are at it, run down to Kroger and fill your cart with 6dbl roll packs of Home Sense toilet paper. They go on sale for $2.50 No reason you shouldn't have 5 or 6 packs stashed in each bathroom. Again, running out is not an option.
Oh, and get the big tub of Similac. I dont know who you think you are kidding with that half-sized $15 can...Running out just isn't an option...And dont worry about running out of those $5 coupons, they'll send out another batch next week.
Why didn't anyone tell me about these Kroger Comforts diapers? I wasted all that money on a Sams Club membership, (and the giant packs of huggies) and you're telling me these freaking Kroger diapers hold up just as well to blowouts and cost 6 freaking dollars for 50? I thought you guys were my friends.
Finally...Dont try to talk to your wife when there is a screaming baby in your arms/ in the room. It just doesn't end well. Whatever it is...it can wait.
Edit: Anyone have any experience with 529's(college savings programs)?
I was looking at Michigan Educational Trust, and while the idea of locking in today's tuition seems great, the suggested payments/current tuition just dont seem to add up. I ended up starting Michigan Educational Savings Program accounts for them...hoping grandma/grampa might chip in too...Can you imagine what college is going to cost in 18 years?