Thursday, January 7, 2010
Well, Well, Will
Just kidding - about the old part, anyway. A few people have told me recently that now we are parents, we should have a will. So yesterday I finally got around to downloading a will pack (for $29.95 - is it wrong to be excited about getting a bargain on a will?).
I started looking through it and writing some notes. It's so morbid thinking about what will happen when you die, but it's one of those grown-up, responsible things that everyone should do.
I'm just glad we don't have anything complicated. It's all pretty standard - a house, two cars, mortgage, credit card and some savings. We don't need to worry about offending anyone by not writing them into the will because we don't have much else of value. I mean, unless anyone wants to fight over the toaster?
The biggest issue though, and the real reason for doing a will, is who will look after Abbey if something happens to Steve and I. Again, it's such a horrible thought, but if something was to happen I wouldn't want people fighting over her or, more importantly, have her raised by people we wouldn't want to leave her with. And that is the biggest thing I've found: when I came to the section of guardianship, my thoughts went straight to the people who I would NOT leave my little girl with. Is it wrong to write them in under a section entitled: 'NO WAY'?
Ah well, let's just hope it's one of those things that won't be needed.
Posted at 11:13 AM