At our house we're living off of one salary and still trying to put money away for retirement. That means we don't eat out very often at and sometimes the hubbs has to drink my skim milk if his 2% is gone and the budget for the month is already spent.
However, the situation is not quite as dire as those who come to our house might think. Claire has real toys, lots of them. She has a very generous grandma and I have no qualms about shopping craiglist and thrift stores.
Our efforts are often wasted.
A couple of shots of Claire playing with some of her favorite "toys." AKA "poverty toys."
Here she is chewing on a sample-size bottle of aquaphor. In front of her you can also see the toothbrush and hair pick she's playing with.
Her favorite toy might be the mason jar rings I placed on a plastic link.
And the ever-classy chewing-on-her-own-dirty-sock.
That's my girl.
You can just call me, "mom of the year."