Loading Kids Into a Car Can Cost Parents 4 Days a Year

Being a parent is a full-time job in itself, and even though it’s rewarding, it can also be one of the biggest sacrifices parents make when they decide to have kids. They cost money, take up space, keep you from sleeping, and take away any silence, but most of these things can be managed. While time lost cannot be brought back. This means the time you spend putting your kids into the car is gone forever.

Woman getting her kid into the car
Loading Kids Into a Car Can Cost Parents 4 Days a Year

Parents Have Little Time on Their Hands

Until your kids become somewhat independent, they will rely on you to care for them in various ways, which can mean that you get little time for yourself. Simple acts like walking to the door can take up way more time than it should, and so can getting your kids in the car seat so you can drive to the store. While it may seem like an exaggeration, it surely is not.

Research carried out by SEAT, which is a car company overseas, shows that it can cost an average of 96 hours per year to get children ready to go, out the door, and into the car. That comes out to be about 15 minutes per day just to get into the car with your kids. 96 hours total out to be about four days, and that doesn’t include getting the kids out of the car.

An Entire Process to Get Into the Car

Two toddler riding in a car
Loading Kids Into a Car Can Cost Parents 4 Days a Year

The whole process doesn’t include just picking up your kids and strapping them into their car seats. It also takes into account the time it takes to put on their shoes, outerwear, pack up snacks, gather the stuffed animals the kids absolutely have to bring with them, and of course — getting strapped in.

All that time could have been spent on doing something more productive instead of searching high and low for your child’s shoe.

‘The Rock’ rocks the Forbes List by Making History as The Highest Paid Actor

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has made the top position in 20 years history of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. With a whopping earning amount of $124 million, the Forbes celebrity earners list for 2020 has named The Rock as the highest-paid actor in the world. The list has also positioned him as the world’s 10th highest-paid celebrity after Kanye West, Tyler Perry, LeBron James, and others.

Fortune Factors of 2020

In 2019, the same list had ranked Johnson at number 15. The credit of this current boost in his chart definitely goes to his upcoming movies Jungle Cruise, Black Adam, and Red Notice. Forbes states that the famed actor is getting paid a lump sum amount of more than $20 million for each movie. Besides, he is still receiving regular paychecks for working as a host of The Titan Games and for his own sitcom Young Rock.

Career of 2020

THE TITAN GAMES — Season: 2 — Pictured: Dwayne Johnson — (Photo by: Hiram Garcia/NBC)

His screen-time on HBO’s Ballers ended in 2019. But the end of one project seemingly has not affected the steady growth and sizable earning in Johnson’s acting career, having a lot more on his plate in 2020. NBC’s wrestling show The Titan Games has established him as a popular host since 2019. The semi-autobiographical sitcom Young Rock is a bigger project with him as Creator, Executive Producer, and also Narrator. Apart from all these TV ventures, The Rock is going to appear in the film Free Guy, along with Red Notice and Jungle Cruise, all scheduled to release in 2021. Currently, the actor is filming Black Adam following a grueling workout routine.

Total Net Worth

In addition to his acting career, Johnson has dived into fashion too. He released branded clothing under his ‘Under Armor’ collaboration line ‘Project Rock’. He is also part-owner of Voss Water, owning a stake in the brand. He purchased the American football league XFL in 2020. According to TheRichest.com, The Rock’s total estimated net worth is $320 million. With his increasing filmography and brand collaborations, the long 25-years career-built fortune of the actor and former wrestling star seems to grow bigger by ‘Rock-steady’ success.