6/20 December Blog Challenge: If I Won the Lottery.

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My Fiance and I sometimes buy a lotto ticket. We figure for the 5 bucks it costs, it provides us with a few days of entertainment. We spend the time thinking up ideas on what we would do if we won the lottery.

What would I do if I won the lottery today differs greatly from what I would do if I won the lottery 4 years ago. Previously I would jump into a life of luxury – travel, buy a fancy car, a big house, a green dress… but not a real green dress – I hear that’s cruel.

Since having my daughter my views have changed greatly on what I would do if I won the lottery. As I mentioned in my introduction post at the beginning of this challenge my daughter has special needs. So, what I would do would greatly reflect upon that. And of course, this winning the lotto scenario I am writing about would be a significant amount… Like 20 million would be great! LOL.

First thing I would do ( besides flying out and grabbing my awesome friend from NYC – you know who you are!) is probably take my fiance and daughter on a really fun vacation. Somewhere for dad to relax, and our daughter to swim in a beautiful pool everyday!

I would build a house. A house that would be our forever home and a safe place for our daughter. Complete with a custom kitchen where it will be easy to make food stay out of sight and inaccessible.  I would want a large fenced in backyard for her to play in. And definitely a king sized bed for us. I would love a walk in closet and a ensuite bathroom with a separate tub and shower… or just a shower… unless your a kid, does anyone have time for a bath these days?

I would also buy a new vehicle. I am currently driving a ford fiesta that I purchased before i knew I was pregnant…. My car is tiny and is not made for a family.  A mid sized SUV would be great!

I would also donate regularly towards programs and research that deal directly with my daughters rare genetic syndrome ( Prader Willi Syndrome). I would like to make a difference and really help science and community programs work towards having the ability to give my daughter and others like her the best possible future.

Other than that, I don’t know what else I would do. I can really only think of things that I would do for my daughter – maybe hire a personal therapist to work with my daughter regularly to help her reach the milestones she is delayed at or to help give me the tools to do better with her needs.

And probably most importantly, What would I do if I won the lotto… I would max out all our RRSP, RDSP, RESP and TFSA’s so it will always be there if anything ever happened… and then the rest would be put into the bank and we would live on the interest!… hopefully then to never run out of money.

It is nice to dream… maybe someday 🙂

Mira

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