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.


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.


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'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!