Saving for Childcare During a Pandemic?

Hi all, curious what people who normally pay for childcare are doing right now with that money, given that we are in a pandemic.  I am deciding whether or not to continue putting aside what I WOULD be paying for childcare if there was no pandemic (and I wasn't working from home and able to care for my son myself).  The other option is to put that money towards other categories and pad some of my true expenses a bit more?  I guess at the end of the day it doesn't truly matter, as it will be saved in my account irregardless, but wondering if others are in the same boat.  

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  • Since I work from home, we weren't paying for child care even before the pandemic. However, we were setting aside money for all the fun things we'd do over the summer - that have since been canceled. 😓 All of those funds are being split between saving for an Amazing make-up summer next year and parenting expenses (so, true expenses, but the kid-related ones). At some point, I think the make-up funds will be further split - there's only so much money that can reasonably be saved for trips to the zoo. 😅

  • Thank you, that's helpful!

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