Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Wanna Be A Billionaire.....

so frickin' bad........

Emily has finally grown out of the 'pop star' music and is moving on to real music. Now I'm not sure if it's good or bad but most of what she's listening too is stuff that has two versions...the one you buy on the CD and the one they play on the Eminem. Sean and I don't shelter the kids from too much - extreme things like sex, graphic violence (for that matter - Family Guy...even their cartoon violence is too much for our kids) Swearing doesn't worry me too much. I've been known to drop a few but more importantly, we figure they hear the words anyway, our job is to teach them to find alternate words.

Anyhow, the other day we heard this song by Travie McCoy and I liked it. So I got to thinking...what would I do if I were a billionaire. Here's my list.

The standard things (quit my job, buy new cars, have my dream house built)

Then of course there are family member. I have my mom and 3 brothers. Sean has his mom and 9 brothers and sisters. Of course, they'd all get a nice chunk of change.

I have a few friends who'd be taken care of; some anonymously ('cause I know otherwise they wouldn't take it - though if I had oodles of money I suppose they'd know where it came from)

I would let the kids have 1 shopping spree. Yep, only one. With a modest budget. Just because we're filthy stinkin' rich doesn't mean the kids don't need to learn the value of hard work and an honest living and yes, they will still be getting jobs when they are teenagers to buy their lululemon hoodies and iPhones.

I would start a scholarship fund for high school students going to university who wish to get into the field of education and maybe don't have the financial means to get there. They would have to be recommended by their teachers and it would be based on not just academic achievements but in their demonstration of their drive to be a great teacher.

I would buy that Disney Cruise trip for all of my Pumpkin Patch friends - we'd have a blast.

I'd travel -(but just a bit - the kids still need to go to school)

And just for shiggles.....I'd build my own private indoor water park. Because I LOVE water parks and there are no good indoor ones nearby.

Lotto Max is $50 million this Friday with 38 additional $1 million prizes. I got my tickets. If I'm lucky my next blog post won't be dreaming of what I'll do when I'm will be telling you all what I'm going to do with my riches.

And now I leave you with this video. It's a parody of the Travie McCoy song that I found on youtube and thought it was pretty cute.


  1. Great list!

    I heard this song the other day for the first time. With younger kiddos I don't get to hear the radio too often!

  2. Me either, usually we're stuck with Raffi or the Phineas and Ferb CD.