Summer fun with the NOT so Littles…On a Budget…

It is a summer fact that we head to the movies for family movie day on Tuesdays once the younger little is done with school. Interestingly, the boy chose Tuesday as the day to have me take off the rest of my workday after 12pm, and it is the same day AMC gives discount movie tickets before 5pm.

This is a great outing when you are on a budget because, for all three of us, two adults and one child, the most I have paid so far for our tickets was $21.50. I have also spent as little as $15.00 on the three tickets. The not-so-budget-friendly part of the adventure lies in the cost of the food at AMC. Still, with my stubs membership, it does help a little.

I found this summer, if I plan ahead, then we can do little adventures like this. We are also going to the fair this weekend. I only paid $10.00 for parking as the tickets were free. Yes, costs will be incurred at the fair, but I plan to go in with a budget and stick to it. I have got good at bringing snacks and water with us. Fair food can make me sick, so I prepare for numerous reasons.

Would I like to have taken my kids on a grand adventure away from home? Yes, but right now, with a mom in school full time and working part-time, they understand that we need to stay local. Will it always be this way? No, and I’m grateful that my two understand and know I’m doing the best that I can for them both.

Any other parents on a budget? What are some things you do to make summer vacation enjoyable by all?

Until next time…

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