I hear lots of people say that kids get more expensive as they get older- is that true? If they've been in child care and then go to a public school, or if they've been at home and mum goes back to work/picks up more hours, I don't see how that could work. I basically want to know if I'm being naive and not thinking of costs. Here's what we spend $ on the kids at the moment:
General family costs like electricity, petrol, activities like zoo etc
Over the 7 yr span I have at least one at home I'll be working between 0-3 days per week.
When they're both at school the costs will be
Activities like swimming or an instrument
School levies and costs for excursions etc (no uniform at this school)
General family costs as above
And I'll be back in full time work- Mon-fri 8.00-3.30
To me that seems like we will be saving loads of money. I'll be earning more and there will be no CC fees.
Does that sound right or am I dreaming?