I see a lot of apps and services that were once one-time payments or free to consumers moving to a monthly subscription model. While I understand this makes sense for the sustainability of development what I don’t think people think about when they decide to go this route is that, even if the subscription is only $5/mo, that’s $60/yr. If you multiply that by several apps and service, you’re now easily wracking up hundreds of dollars a year in subscriptions.
I caught up on a backlog of laundry today and also went through Mac’s wardrobe and bagged up all the things he no longer fits into and organized his clothes. Daddy went to the store to pick up some wardrobe items for him to tide us over until we can do a major thrift trip. In addition to some pants and shirts, Mac now has a new jacket because none of his other jackets fit him now.
They added a new little friend to Mac’s class. Unfortunately with the current regulations regarding dropoff and pickup I am going to be unable to get to know the parents or child as I was able to do with the other little boy in his class but hopefully it won’t turn out to be a third-wheel sort of situation as Mac and J have had the past year to build up rapport and this new little boy is coming into an existing comfort zone that the two of them have already carved out.