Sunday, November 11, 2007

But it made sense...for a second.

So I had this theory.

The theory was, that, after consulting with several friends with newborns, formula costs an average of anywhere from $15-25/week.

I am nursing, which costs zero dollars a week.

So I think that since my knockers are saving us, let's say, $25 a week, than it's only fair to use that $100 a month and put it towards a sweet new tri bike.

Right?

I mentioned this theory to Matt, who replied by raising an eyebrow and saying, "How many bikes does one person really need?" to which I replied, "Well, that's obvious....three...one road, one mountain, and one tri...and I only have two."

Then I got a look like I had just asked for a poop sandwich for dinner.

The theory holds well, until I considered that perhaps the $25 a week my girls are saving us could probably be better spent on, oh, maybe a college fund...or putting food on the table...or paying the electric bill...

Sigh.

I thought it made perfect sense. For about five minutes.

Oh well.

22 comments:

Audrey said...

Um, hello, of course it makes sense in tri/bike world!!!! Clearly the hubby is living in some sort of parallel universe...

Michele said...

Make sense to me. Now can you come up with a way to sell my husband on a nw bike for me???

Jennifer P said...

I love your theory! College schmollege.
I also want to apologize for being a negative ninny on my last comment. Bad me.

Jodi said...

I totally think your theory is right. Tri-bike, tri-bike!

:-)

Jodi

Coach Tammy said...

The correct number of bicycles to own is expressed by the equation "n + 1". n = the number you currently have.

Charlie said...

Please explain again why it doesn't make sense.

You do need 3 bikes...Minimum
Remind Matt that your are not looking for a cycle cross bike, a cruiser, and a tri bike.
Just a tri bike.

TriShannon said...

Makes total sense. However, just wondering... at $100 a month... how old will little JayZ be when he can stop nursing? Hopefully the bike would come before all the money is saved. :)

Taconite Boy said...

Following TriShannon, so what your saying is baby z is going to be four and you still be nursing, but have a nice carbon cervelo?

interesting and weird

Run for Chocolate said...

Stick to your guns, makes sense to me!

Wes said...

I agree with everyone else too ;-) Makes perfect sense to me!! What's wrong with Matt? Eh? LOL....

triguyjt said...

all men feign some kind of power. that just happened to be that moment when you dropped the news,.

try again.
we are all cavemen...as in
"we cave in"

what color will it be???

RunBubbaRun said...

I'm defiently with the 3 bike rule, I think a triathlete needs a tri bike after all..

I wouold Keep working on it..

Kurt said...

Makes more sense to me. Go for the bike!

crazy tri mama said...

I've found that in order for something like that to work, it has to be HIS idea, not yours!

I'm in a similar spot right now, so if you figure this all out let me know how to get my butt on a new saddle attached to a new Cervelo!

Steve Stenzel said...

You're one of "those people" that can rationalize anything. And I'd love a poop sandwich for dinner, please.

tri-mama said...

You left some critical numbers out of the equation...nursing builds better immunity- so each month with no sick baby is worth at least 150, then there are diapers. Nursing babies use far fewer diapers and smell distinctly different-that's worth something....

I did a turkey trot 6 weeks postpartum and pretty much felt like my uterus was going to land on the sidewalk, the jury is still out on that one. Although it was necessary to uphold a long standing tradition of 2 years :-) which eventually stretched to 11

Fe-lady said...

yes...three bikes is the "norm"- altho I am WAY older than you and really don't have three bikes yet...but as soon as my daughter finishes college.....

Bruno said...

Wow! If my wife sees this post, I will need to find $2400 to buy her something...

Great convincing, hard to argue with that!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

totally.

and besides. nursing and actually bearing the young are good for guilt payments over, oh, pretty much the next year.

Lana said...

DON'T GIVE UP ON THE TRI BIKE!!! I swear it makes perfect sense. Swear, swear, swear!

I can explain to you why your theory is correct. Trust me.

I am using the same kind of theory here(don't shoot me down, I have worked hard on justifying this), only I'm coming into work for a few hours on Fridays while my kiddos are at school, instead of using my knockers (they aren't appreciated by the office staff here like yours are by JayZ). The extra money that I am making is, well, extra, right?

Right.

Here's the hard part - DO NOT let those thoughts of college funds, etc. start creeping in. STOP THEM IMMEDIATELY. I say stuff like that comes from regular budget, not extra, so extra goes directly into the tri bike fund. No guilt needed.

Or...you can also use this one - If I get this bike I'll get more good bike rides in, thus I'll be in a better mood, making me a better mom to JayZ.

The list goes on. Let me know if you need more...I've got a whole host of them.

And...you are so right about the 3 bike rule. It just makes sense.

Josh said...

Sound logic.

TriBoomer said...

There ain't no smile, like a toothless baby smile!

Sta tuned...