Thursday, 21 July 2011

Selling Mr T's organ...... and a competition

What price do you put on education if you go to a state school. There is the constant demands from an early age for trip money. If you do not pay your child will suffer blah blah. Now this is hard enough in this economic climate if you have one child but one if you have more the pressures are even greater. Now J my son is a truly able sportsman

Now its been a constant ask all through his school life so far for trips,charity , school PGL but I was not prepared for the shook of the cost of senior school. Now J does not go to private school just a academy school but it s like private school. For the off there was trip after trip  first skiing, then cricket , three lots of rugby, singing . Now I am pleased my son is talented I really am but I felt the need to draw the line somewhere so I said NO to the rugby tour. He was a little crestfallen but he got on with his life, We all have to make sacrifices in this world.

Then came the school sports award night. J had already won various certifaces for academic achievement being best in his class etc glowing report etc. Model child, etc not stereo typical of Only
child syndrome. Well on the night he picked up award after award culminating in the sports personality of the year. Basically the teacher said if there was a tiddlywinks team he's be in . Now faced which this pride how could I refuse to NOT send him on the rugby tour. So another cost for me so far these trips total up as £750 for skiing, £120 for cricket, £350 for rugby not to mention £50 for another rugby trip ,£25 for singing trip and another £25 for another rugby trip . I try not to  add it up, knowing it is such a scary amount. And all this is before spending money, clothes etc. This is where i cam e up with a plan to sell stuff on that internet auction site. Good opportunity to clear out etc and help pay for all these trips. First up was Mr T's organ he didn't use it any more , it was just there gathering dust. I know it was hard but I just had to let it go.....

There you've seen it Mr T's organ, also I started selling his train set as well. All little amounts help, the school were puzzled as I started paying off these little amounts and indeed ring to ask me was this right. You do what you have to do so your child has a better life etc, but at what cost.?

So to perhaps help you with your costs a little by not going to the gym , I am offering some large hot pants suitable for sizes 16-20 its a fitness thing best you scoot over to see. Now I was given these but I have decided these as a prize ( this is not a sponsered post) .These are new and unworn I have to add.  So to win these just comment below with an extreme cost you've had to face doesn't have to be child related.

So I ask you follow 1. Follow my blog.

2. Comment below
3.Come and say hello to Rollie(my cat)  via @needaphone

Closing date is the 31 August


  1. Nice to be able to ogle Mr T's organ! I notice everything you've mentioned selling belongs to Mr T and not Mrs T, there's method in your madness!

  2. its a good idea too sell things to raise cash,school can be very expensive, and it does mount up,its great to let your kids do stuff that they are interested in,

  3. Hilarious and after all what's Mr T's is yours and whats yours is yours, well once the son has grown up and got a sports career.

  4. Goodness me I am SO not prepared for all that cost, paying full wack for private nursery as of the Monday after next is scary enough! As mentioned above, I love thats its Mr Ts stuff!

    My Extreme cost - Baby B's christening for starters. It was meant to be a small affair, until I was reminded that Mr B's family is huge, Our wedding was over 150 people, and I have an extended family of just 12! sigh. anyway... the Tables alone are costing £120, and thats without putting anything on them!

  5. Sounds a good idea to me. @clairew137

  6. I follow your blog, and Twitter.
    School is like higway robbery i find. £1 to wear non uniform bugs me most. @buttonf1fan

  7. Our most extreme cost this year has to be the money we spent on food whilst on holiday.We went on a bargain £9.50 per person holiday for 5 day to Weymouth where we stayed in a lovely Log Cabin,however we went by train(There are 7 of us,including 5 children)and the site was not easily accesible by public transport so we spent aprox £400 on food and essential items at the on-site shop and cafes in 5 days.It was a lovely place to stay but I wouldn't go anywhere without a car again,unless it was easily accessible.I follow your blog as niclon26 via GFC

  8. am already following you via twitter as @n76seary

  9. Following via GFC

    Tweeted too


  10. I love that you're selling Mr T's stuff, I keep trying to persuade SqueakyDaddy to get rid of some of his things, but he "needs" them all, and then complains I have too much instead. Grrr.

    Our extreme cost - well, I'm hoping it's not going to be tomorrow. My car is poorly, and I've got to take it to the main dealer to fix, they can't do it locally. I'm dreading it!

    (Following on GFC, and tweeted @meedja)

  11. Gosh - I'm dreading my 2 starting school now!

    My extreme cost was when I thought a simple job of redecorating my lounge cost me a fortune! There was wallpaper on the ceiling so I thought I would strip it off and paint it white. I got up on the stepladder with the steamer, started pealing the paper off and crash - the whole ceiling fell down!!! Cost £800 to fix - ouch!!

    Following your blog and have tweeted.

  12. Cleaning cost of wife's clothes re Emulsion-gate (see Zoflora Competition page)

  13. School sure is expensive! My three have now all left school but remember one year when all three of them had a residential trip (and not all at the same time either which would have be heaven and worth every penny).

    In total it cost me £750 which as a single parent was a struggle but you manage it somehow don't you??!!

  14. Yup! I so know where you are coming from!

    I have 2 players, 2 Sports each, and success has culminated in University place in America, and currently we are bankrupting ourselves in an attempt to keep him there :-)

  15. im so with you on this topic, bloody daylight robbery !!!!

    i follow your blog :)

    and just said a quick hello to rollie :)

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