You have $5000 and you can either spend it taking your kids to Disney for a week...
You can take yourself on a 3 week trip to the islands or similar escape.
This seems like an easy question, no matter the answer. For those without kids, this may be the reason they chose not to procreate and those who've reached the golden age of grandparenting may be pondering a similar choice.
For those of us with kids, this struggle is ongoing.
We want to be viewed as our kids' hero. We want to give them the best of us, knowing that doing so is going to deplete us. We need to recharge so we can continue. We want to make memories that will last even if we don't. Living a long life filled with great memories is the goal. Living a long life as a selfish curmudgeon versus a shorter, potentially more stressful life building memories is the decision.
Cliche as it may sound, the amount of time in your life, to me, isn't as important as the amount of life in the time.
So last question...anybody have $10,000 to give me?
Oh, and four weeks of vacation?
These are all things we don't think about when we are 18 and plan to live forever. This is linked up to Dude Write 18 where the Dudes write, read, and likely scratch. Check us out.