Silly Daddy Costs Money

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I love my children. That's what parents do. In the course of that love, money (much money) will be spent on them, providing for their needs and getting them extra gifts. This also is a typical fact of parenting.

Yet since no parent is made entirely of money, we need … (read more)

I love my children. That's what parents do. In the course of that love, money (much money) will be spent on them, providing for their needs and getting them extra gifts. This also is a typical fact of parenting.

Yet since no parent is made entirely of money, we need to be frugal about when to spend money on our kids, and when to get things done without spending money. Such is the context of a recurring conversation that I've had with one of my dear children. We would be talking about what we wanted to do together for quality time. I would suggest free things (like a hike) while she would suggest costly things (like going shopping).

With such a conversation fresh in mind, the following Silly Daddy comic strip came to life. It's the fabric of my personal story. This is my life. Yet for many a parent, it is probably your life too.

Joe Chiappetta


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Comments

Great to bring this issue of money and our values into such a wonderfully humorous piece Joe. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Joe Chiappetta
(creator)
2019/07/31

Thanks so much Alison. It can be hard to do both at the same time. That's why I pray often for insight--I need it so badly.

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I'm sure the insight will be coming to you all the time as your kids grow up. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Greg Fiut
2019/07/28

I love it coz it it makes me laugh. Thank you for this 'free' release of endorphins!

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Joe Chiappetta
(creator)
2019/07/29

I am so glad it gave you a nice laugh! That is very gratifying.

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Richard F. Yates
(owner)
2019/07/25

Caveat: The hidden meaning here is that everything "worthwhile" costs money. However, with a little bit of a mind-flip, it's possible to eke out an experience or two, which is worthwhile, but which doesn't cost anything (but time): a good conversation with a friend or loved one while sitting in the backyard can be rewarding; using reclaimed boxes from grocery items to draw monsters on can be exciting and fun; or taking a walk up to the lake and watching the ducks swim, and the kids play on the playground equipment, and the adults stare at their phones---that's some good, wholesome, cheap-ass fun! Still, I'm willing to admit that money is pretty dang necessary... (as much as it pains me to acknowledge that fact.)

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Joe Chiappetta
(creator)
2019/07/25

I agree. Plenty in life is free too. Yet bills cannot be avoided.

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Richard F. Yates
(owner)
2019/07/25

Sadly...and ya gotta eat!

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Jarid Scott
2019/07/25

Wise kid you got there!

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Indrani Mitra
(owner)
2019/07/24

Lol.. that has not come up yet .. but I am sure it soon will..this 8s so funny but so true ..👏

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Joe Chiappetta
(creator)
2019/07/25

Thanks, and yes! Some things about parenting are simply universal.

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Mike Butler
(owner)
2019/07/24

Can’t buy me love. 🤡

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Joe Chiappetta
(creator)
2019/07/25

So true. Yet sometimes it sure does come in handy.

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ruth allen
(owner)
2019/07/24

Awww! A familiar phrase in my growing up house was ‘money doesn’t grow on trees!’ :)

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Joe Chiappetta
(creator)
2019/07/25

Me too. My Dad said it all the time. He was right too.

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ruth allen
(owner)
2019/07/25

The Dads always know!! :)

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