EFFIE BATEMAN | Lifestyle | Contact
A Betoota Heights couple have this week been seen jumping for joy, after their child Mason was able to go a whole week without being covered in snot!
Laura and Sam Browne are said to have been a little unprepared for just how fucking expensive having a child is, forking out a whopping $500 a week to place the toddler into childcare while they worked – or their ‘second mortgage’ as they call it.
Though they’d figured childcare was the perfect solution for maintaining their jobs, the couple have both had to take turns coming home from work early, as Mason is almost always sick. Likely, due to the fact that he essentially spends over 40 hours a week in a petri dish.
From colds, respiratory infections, stomach bugs and permanent conjunctivitis, Mason will hopefully have an iron clad immunity by the time he gets to preschool, because at this point, the couple can’t fucking afford to miss anymore work.
This has reportedly become worse for parents since covid, as daycare centres are cracking down even harder on kids showing the slightest sniffle. And no, you will not get your money back if your kid is sent home early, either.
But it appears as though luck may be on their side this week, as Mason appears to not have an eye crusty or snotty nose in sight! In fact, his parents can see his real eye colour for the first time in three weeks! Hurrah!
Breathing a huge sigh of relief, Laura and Sam enjoy what little time they have of a sick free household, knowing that one of them will likely go down next.
More to come.