"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Home is Not My Own!

I have 3 kids. Most of you know that. When you have kids, you just can't be uptight about every little thing. I'm still learning this each and every day and it hasn't always been an easy lesson for me. 
See I have a 7 year old young man who's mind never rests.
About 8 months ago he started his own store. He has an assortment of things for sale and asks us, his family members, every day, if we want to buy something. I only need so many playdough dice and paper weights (rocks from the front yard) . LOL! 
  Now when he knows we are having company over he gets all excited and he will set his store up and wait for the unsuspecting customers.

Well I guess business has been a little slow, because he is now advertising.  All around my house!
He's branching out.  Now he's doing this!

That's a pretty good deal if you ask me. But don't ask me, because when he asked me if there was anything he could fix, I went completely blank. I couldn't even remember my name. I had nothing. 
He caught me off guard. You can't catch me off guard because you'll get nothing but a blank stare. But bless his heart, just the same.
The particular sign above is on our coat closet door.

This one, is on my sliding glass door.

This particular store advertisement is on our book shelf.

And this one is on our coat closet door, next to his Free Fixing sign.

Then upon further inspection of the house, I found these.
Not sure the rhyme or reason for them but there they are.

So if you ever set foot in our home, don't expect perfection, instead bring something to fix and some spare change to spend, because how do you say no to this face!




  1. Too cute! :D Where can I buy? Sign me up! LOL!

  2. My younger son does his own store thing, too. Mom and Dad get BIG discounts, but his older sibling has to pay double! Surely, you will miss this stage when it passes?
    As homeschoolers, our homes should resemble a school more than a home, right!? ( ; Well, some days it can indeed feel like enough is enough.....on those days I definitely make a mountain out of a mole hill. Ahh what mom's will do to accommodate their kiddos!

  3. I think he needs to go into the sign business! ROFL! When he grows up, he'll be very successful with that business spirit!

    Thank you for entering my little giveaway, BTW! Yes, you have been a great blogging friend for quite some time now and I soooo appreciate it! My fingers are crossed for you on the drawing!

  4. What a hoot! That brought a smile to my day. You have a budding entrepreneur on your hands.

  5. LOL! So cute! But it truly can be a problem when you don't want to buy what they are selling or let them fix anything. There is such a dance between encouragement and the reality of where do we put all this stuff they create? That is the main reason I hate crafts because I don't know what to do with them as they pile up on the fridge. I have a big folder to put the paper art-work, but not for stuff that isn't flat. What do you do with all their stuff?

  6. I see signs of things to come from your little boy! A future go-getter with an heart for service. Love the independence and initiative. Awesome! :)

  7. Too cute my friend!! He is very serious about his store! What an excellent advertiser/promoter he is! :)

    Big how-can-you-resist-free-fixing hugs to you! Have a fabulous Monday my friend! I've got to finish cleaning - just got confirmation that my Dad is supposed to be here by dinner time!

  8. Perhaps you could get him to "fix" the fingerprints on the glass door!

  9. That's great! I love his ambition! And with a face like that, he must be getting rich!! :)

  10. Your son is a sweetheart and will surely find a lot of success in life, with his creativity and industriousness.

  11. That is adorable. I sure wish i could come for a visit...I need a few things worked on:)

  12. Kim,

    I wonder if this is a phase that our kids go through because our youngest is doing the very same thing, selling us pictures, her stuffed toys, you name it, it's up for grabs.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  13. Oh my gosh! If your son and my daughter got together, they would rule the business world.

  14. Is he only selling his things or some of yours too? Aren't kids so clever:)


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