And if my dog is giving me the stink eye, that means he did something naughty. Most likely he got into the bathroom trash and dug out q-tips. He really digs ear wax.
Do you ever sit around chit chatting with friends and ponder what exactly your children might do when they’re grown up? I do. I often tell people when it comes to offspring 2 that I’m not exactly sure what he’ll do later in life, but I do know he’ll be great at it.
When he was seven or eight years old he announced he wanted a job so that he could earn his own money.
I told him I admired his ambition, however, he was a bit young to become gainfully employed. And that’s when he informed me that if he was too young to work for someone else, then he would just have to be the boss.
So me being that mom who actually likes for her kiddos to have an opinion wanted to know, what exactly do you propose?
He says a lemonade stand.
So we talked it through. I told him, “Here’s the deal kid. Your clientele would most likely be the other neighborhood kids and you know most of them. So the expectation that friends should get free lemonade would be high. In the long run, you would have more money invested in product than you would actually be making in profit. So in summary, you need to do something that appeals to adults because that’s where the money is at.”
He was hanging on every word and practically taking notes and then proceeds to ask, “so what do you suggest?”
And as God is my witness, I forgot that I was brainstorming with a child and blurted out, “You’re gonna have to spike your lemonade with Vodka.”
Then he, also without missing a beat yells, ” YOU GO BUY IT AND I’LL CALL IT LIQUORNADE!”
And that’s the story of how I went into the spiked lemonade business with my kid.
Just kidding! But seriously though, where do they come up with these ideas?
Have your kids ever surprised you with a business venture? Let me know!
Always end your day with laughter,
Olive Oyl Momma