Friday, April 15, 2011

On Tax Advice & Financial Planning

Since today is a very important day in the tax world
(it's the day my mom files her annual extension),
I thought it was only appropriate that Blake wears this shirt.

Jeff and I are both CPA's *
so when we decided to have three kids,
it was really all about effective tax planning.

I mean don't get me wrong...
the memories and experience of raising
three boys is exciting and fun and stressful and crazy,
but the important thing is we now have
one. Two. THREE! extra exemptions.**

And, if you think it is a coincidence that all three kids were 
born in the last quarter of the year, 
you are severely underestimating Jeff's planning and budgeting skills.

 But do you want to know what's even funnier than this shirt?
The fact that it annoys Jeff because it says "tax deduction"
when EVERYONE KNOWS kids are actually an EXEMPTION!

Ugh. If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times:
these clothing manufacturers really need to read up on their tax lingo.

*Please don't ask me a tax question. I am much better equipped
 to tell you important information like the final four girls on the Bachelor...
or why Renee Zellwegger and Bradley Cooper called it quits.
In fact, I just watched a one hour special about the upcoming wedding between
William and Kate, so if you want to talk about Royal Wedding cakes, give me a call.

**Obviously, I am kidding. We didn't have these kids just for the exemptions.
Eventually they will mow the yard and take out the trash too.


Grandma Lyle said...

Oh Lisa, for all CPAs, this was the funniest blog ever. We'll laugh all day on this one.

And I've needed someone to talk about the Royal Wedding fruit cake. Who has fruit cake for their wedding cake?

But as always the best part was the absolutely darling picture of Blake!

Betty said...

Mr. Blake is very photogenic. I may not be a "CPA" but I have worked for CPA's all my adult life. I think we should market some tshirts with the correct lingo on them! Don't forget to send Blake's bouncey with Kel this weekend!

Betty said...

Oh wait, Kel is already here but I think she forgot something!

Mimi said...

As always, you crack me up!! By the way, I will be filing my extension today. Why am I such a procrastinator???

Love the picture of Blake!


GrandPa Lyle said...

So you think they are going to mow the yard? hahahahahahaha, LOL oh this hurts so bad!

Mica said...

Tax Day is actually today. Keep up, will ya?