My boys are eight and six years old. They are just learning about the value of money. They feel like they’re rich when they have five or ten dollars in their hand (then they realize that they can’t buy everything they want with five bucks…).
They wanted more money, so they started to think about some things that they could do to make some extra cash. Over the summer we went to a block party thrown by our church. They had food, pony rides, inflatables… and…. wait for it… glitter tattoos. My boys (and especially my two-year-old daughter, who I’ve never seen sit so still as she got her tattoo) went crazy for it. They came home and spent hours on amazon.com looking up glitter tattoo supplies.
A month or two later their school had an “all school picnic” on a Friday night. My boys invested THEIR money and ordered the supplies (dad may have procrastinated in putting in the order and paid for expedited shipping because he felt bad). The boys asked permission to set up shop at the picnic, made a sign, practiced a few times on mom and were ready to go.
Read the rest of this article at BenMiller.Com
Filed Under: Business, Personal Development
Leave a comment