If money were no object, and I could be totally selfish with that money there are a few things I would do.
1. Have a Full Time Maid & Chef
Life with three young children can feel chaotic most of the time. Right now, I refer to the twins, who are two, as the little tornadoes because they seem to leave a mess where ever they go. I get one area cleaned up only to find another one in disarray. It’s never ending. So, if I could have someone who was in charge of keeping up with my laundry, deep cleaning and dishes on a daily basis, I would be in heaven. Add into that someone who can whip up healthy, flavorful meals for the family each night so I can maximize our quality time, and I would say it was money well spent. Add in the fact that my sanity would be saved in the process, now THAT would be a win-win.
2. Take a Cooking Class in Italy
I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and I’ve always wanted to be able to cook really well. Sure, I want a chef on hand to help with our regular meals, but knowing that I too, can get into the kitchen and create a fantastic meal with rich flavors and inspiring taste – that would be a wonderful accomplishment. Add in the picturesque and inspiring location that is Italy and it would be an experience of a lifetime. Again, money well spent.
3. Go on a Shopping Spree for Each Season
I believe that every woman should feel and look their best and ideally, it should not be sacrificed due to our lives as mothers and the fact that the majority of us are on budgets. As it stands now, I simply chip away at my fashionista aspirations one small outfit element at a time. But, if money were no object, I would stock my well appointed (Carrie Bradshaw-esque closet below) with a fantastic wardrobe for each season.
If money were no object there are things I would do in addition the above that are not self- serving because truthfully, I couldn’t just splurge and not do something that cares for the needs of others in addition to myself and my more immediate family like my children and husband.
4. Donate Money on a Consistent Basis
I realize that I can still make an impact right now, even with a smaller budget, but at this point, my donation would be more in the way of time, which is something I don’t have much of at the moment with three young children at home – so it would be nice to have a monetary capability since my time is so limited. I think I would start with March of Dimes and Share Our Strength. Two causes close to my heart.
5. Take Care of Our Extended Family
I have extended family that I would love to provide for so their lives would be easier. My Grandfather, for one, is getting older and still works. Partly because he wants to, so if he didn’t want to stop working, I think I would just hire certain services to make his life a bit simpler. He still mows his large lawn even though it exhausts him, it would be nice to provide him with a few niceties like lawn care since he always provided for me when I was younger. Although, I’m not sure he would even allow it. In short, if money were no object, I would improve the lives of my family members who need it most.
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