I handed the DH the reciept for getting child #4’s clarinet tuned up.
He looked at what it cost. “What a racket.”
(Well it would have made a racket if we hadn’t gotten it done, but I didn’t say that.)
“I didn’t even get the whole deal,” I said. “I could have spent $50 more and had it taken apart and cleaned as well.”
“That would have cost a quarter of what we paid for thing,” he said. I prefer to think of his tone as bemused.
‘Well,” I said. “I suppose I could learn how to do it myself.” That would make exactly 2,654 things I have learned to do myself to save the family money.
“They (the musical instruments) cost us a lot of money.” He starts up the stairs to file the receipt.
“It’s a musical instrument,” I say. “It has to be maintained.”
I’m not sure what the grunt he made as he was going up the stairs was suppose to mean.
The moral of this story – don’t let your children play musical instruments. Or maybe don’t have kids – the cost a boat load of money you could otherwise spend on yourself.
A trip to Ireland would be nice about now.