August 12, 2010
It Pays To Be Eight!
My 7 year old: “Mommy, my birthday is in sixteen days! I am so excited!
Me: “I know sweety, what would you like for your birthday this year?
My 7 year old: “Same thing as last year…..CASH!”
Me: “But Meir, you never spent last year’s cash. Don’t you want a present, something you can play with? What do you need cash for anyways?”
My 7 year old: “I’m saving up for a house. Maybe a car.”
Me: “Meir, you’re 7. You don’t need to start saving for a house. When you grow up and get a job, then you can buy a house with the money you earn working.”
My 7 year old: “But mommy, the economic recession is bad, there might not be any jobs left by the time I grow up.”
Me: “What do you want to do when you grow up?”
My 7 year old: “I don’t like to cook….. I like baking though!”
Me: “Great, you can open up your own Bakery!”
My 7 year old: “I need my older brother to help me with that. Maybe my sister too.”
Me: “I’m sure they’d be happy to help you, you can call it- Meir’s Bakery!”
My 7 year old: “So, no cash this year?”
Me: “ I don’t think so.”
My 7 year old: “How bout an I-pad, an electric car and a huge water slide instead?”
Me: “How ‘bout twenty bucks? For the Bakery of course.”
My 7 year old: “Done.”