OK...I'm in a little bit of a dilemma. I spend approximately $800-$1000/year on court fees, shuttles, strings, and a new racket once in a while . But like everyone else...there's only so much money to go around. I have a 4yr old that is just recently taking martial arts. It costs $150/month...so about $1800 a year. Not going to cut back on Chinese School and swimming lessons for my kid. By giving up badminton and cutting back in a few other areas, I could keep my kid in martial arts. I want to keep playing badminton but I really want my kid to have things/experiences/skills I never grew up with. So...should I give up badminton (temporarily) for the sake of my kid's happiness?? Asking what people think or have done. Thanks, CD.