This post is dedicated to all of my friends and acquaintances who have attempted to sell me tickets to events. You think I don’t want to go. Maybe she’s just cheap, you say. Why can’t she be more supportive, you wonder. Well, I’m here to tell you it’s none of those things. Nine times out of ten I want to go. I would love to go. Here’s the kicker – I can’t buy tickets in advance. Before you cry foul or cop-out, let me explain to you why parents of small children hate to buy tickets to events in advance:
1. Money. You don’t have money to waste on an event you may never see. Or step foot into.
2. Your kids may get sick on the eve of a concert you’ve spent months waiting to go to, or a Gala you can’t wait to wear that too-expensive dress for … And you’ll have to stay with them.
3. You may get sick from your child who was sick and wanted you to stay with them.
4. Moolah. You don’t have money to waste on an event you may never see. Or step foot into.
5. A major event in your child’s life that you presently have no knowledge of can be scheduled on the night of your event – awards ceremony, basketball championship, spelling bee, the list goes on….
6. The sitter could get sick. Now in all fairness, this could happen when you buy your tickets last-minute. But still…
7. Cheddar. You don’t have money to waste on an event you may never see. Or step foot into.
8. Going to the event necessitates buying a new outfit – since the ones in your closet have magically shrunk since you had children.
9. That money you spent on those tickets? You’ll now need it for doctor bills, braces, emergency car repair (that could happen to anybody, kids or not, I know). But it still leads into …..
10. Dinero. You don’t have money to waste on an event you may never see. Or step foot into.