Tuesday, February 2, 2010

my little capitalist

Jr.Gopher#1 asked me the other day if he could get 50 cents out of his piggy bank. Of course, I asked why. He wanted to buy a paper airplane. I said no, thinking that a rather exorbitant price, and reminded him of what he's saving his money for (a Mac the Truck from Cars). I mention it to his teacher, just as a point of amusement. She laughed, and told me the Rest of the Story ...

Jr.Gopher#1 and one of the girls were selling paper airplanes for 50 cents; or rather were trying to sell them to the other students. Who didn't have that sort of cash. Milk money is 35 cents.

Monday I picked him up & found some rather pretty paper airplanes in his stack of papers-to-take-home. Definitely worth at least 5 cents, maybe 10.

1 comment:

ccyager said...

Wow! I wasn't thinking that way when I was 5. Where did he and the little girl get the idea to make the airplanes and sell them I wonder? And to charge more for them than it cost to "manufacture" them? How are you going to keep up with this little guy? (smile)

Just think, he'll be passing on his wisdom to Jr. Gopher #2.....