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16 Struggles You'll Only Understand If You're A Broke-Ass Parent

The budget is real, yo.

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1. You refuse to give anybody's movie theater snack bar a dime of your hard-earned money, so you come prepared.

Ooh, girl, you got gummy bears?
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Ooh, girl, you got gummy bears?

2. Your kid's Halloween costume is always homemade.

But to be fair, being broke has made you crafty AF.
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But to be fair, being broke has made you crafty AF.

3. You gave your kids a difficult choice of breakfasts this morning.

Personally, I'm more of a Crispy Hexagons girl.
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Personally, I'm more of a Crispy Hexagons girl.

4. And you never buy your kid clothes if there's an older sibling, cousin, neighbor, or child of remotely similar size within 50 miles.

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5. You've Youtubed how to give your kid a haircut to cut down on costs.

But you make no promises it'll look just like the video.
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But you make no promises it'll look just like the video.

6. And this is what a wild Saturday night looks like for you.

Totally not judging, btw.
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Totally not judging, btw.

7. This is how you look at cashiers that ask if you'd like to donate a dime to hungry children today.

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Bitch, my kids are hungry.

8. And you totally understand this.

I mean...
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I mean...

9. You've found a way to make Top Ramen work for your kid's breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even sometimes dessert.

Mmmmm...
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Mmmmm...

10. And somehow, your tooth fairy is always on vacay until the 1st of the month.

If that isn't a coincidence...
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If that isn't a coincidence...

11. This is you coming out of the dollar store.

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Glowing like a goddamn millionaire.

12. And this is you any time something goes wrong with your car.

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Why, God, why?!

13. This may just be your favorite sight ever.

Because when life hands you lemons, you get them for 70% off.
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Because when life hands you lemons, you get them for 70% off.

14. And this is you trying to decide whether or not to invest your savings.

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15. You totally own the reality of being a broke-ass parent.

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16. But TBH, you prefer the word "thrifty."

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