Friday, April 24, 2009

My daughter's a shyster.

Don't let the innocent look fool you.
Conversation in the car:

La Petite Belle: Is it OK if I give Jill these Christmas tree earrings since my ears aren't pierced anymore?  (long story) Christmas is her favorite holiday. (La Petite Belle showed me that she had boxed up a pair of brand new earrings she had received from Christmas.)

Me: I don't care. Do whatever you want. You can't wear them anymore.

La Petite Belle: OK. Well ... I'm selling them.

Me: What?

La Petite Belle: Yeah. I'm selling all my earrings to my friends.

(At this point, I'm picturing money changing hands on the playground. Tiny boxes being hidden in backpacks.)

Me: Baby, you can't sell your earrings. You've worn them.

But, in all honesty, what second-grader wouldn't want to buy a pair of used earrings?

Wonder how much money she could make. Maybe this will work.

Next ... partly-used deodorant sticks & half-full bottles of shampoo.

11 Comments:

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Ya'll are going to be set for life if she can work it out and pull it off...

So funny! I love how kids minds work. :)

thedomesticfringe said...

Hey, I've seen those partially used bottles of shampoo at yard sales.

She's an entreprenuer.

-FringeGirl

Lois Lane II said...

Look at her inventiveness, lol!! Smart kid!

Joan said...

My youngest was around 7 and told me that she was going to pay for college. I thought, that's cool.
I asked her how she was going to get all that money.

She said she was going to sell her art work on the street in front of our house.

I explained that every mom on our street already had tons of "art" from their own kids. I hated to rain on her parade, but that's life.

Now she's 13 and wants to be a fashion designer or the next Ann Coulter.

She cracks me up.

Rachel said...

I'm thinking she needs her own ebay account. :)

H-Mama said...

Seriously... I think every mom's car should come with its own tape recorder. Funny.

sara said...

hey, i think that is great...it's her very own little garage sale!!!

ChristianMommyWriter said...

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Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Let her at it - let's see how much she makes! You've definitely got a little entrepreneur on your hands - she's going to go far.

Jeanette said...

I have some old earrings I could probably part with - how much you think the girls in her class would pay for them????!!!!

The Hat Chick said...

Awesome! Look out ebay!