Entertainment costs are as big or as small as you want to make them. They could be a big black hole if you decide you must have the luxury yacht moored near Los Angeles, or have your kids take polo lessons in Connecticut, or your life is not complete without a private rocket trip to the space station.
Most of us don’t have that kind of money to spend on entertaining ourselves. Lucky for us, it doesn’t have to cost much at all.
In the past month we have done all of the following for free or little money:
Bike ride in the park.
Walk in the rain in the park with a friend (especially fun as this rain ended our summer long drought.)
Made a drawing for a gift for a friend.
Read a bunch of library books and watched a couple of library movies.
Watched a movie at a friend’s house.
Had friends to dinner.
Breakfast beverages (coffee and diet soda) with a friend.
Volunteer for school organization and got to watch play for free, plus got free soda and popcorn.
Rock band rehearsal (the instruments cost money to start out, but then are hours of pleasure/frustration afterward.)
Assisted in production of local film.
Celebrated a family birthday with a pot luck meal.
Overnight and gaming with a friend.
And that doesn’t even count the things we wanted to do but couldn’t get to because we were so busy.