Yes, children are VERY VERY VERY VERY expensive. More expensive then you ever imagined.
Especially if they go to STA.
And / or play hockey.
Sports in general are not cheap. Yes, hockey is more but any sport has a high cost associated with it if you’re kid plays at a club level or above.
My kids swam and did hockey. Swimming was worse – more expensive. Understand my kids were house league hockey but elite swimmers … State regional and even national meets. Maybe if my kids were elite hockey players that would have even been worse.
FTR a really fast swim suit might cost $200-300 and they only wear it a few times.