Let’s play… Watchugot
I have a budding entrepreneuer… watchugot?
I get to the community center to get Tyler and Halle and tell them to get their stuff together while I take care of registration for the winter break program. I finish this up (and it’s $20 ea not $30 ea so yeah… $20 for me!) and Halle has joined me but my son has not. I walk over to Tyler who is engrossed in a conversation with several friends. One of the girls has her wallet out and cheerfully hands Tyler some money as he and his friend Cameron are having a slightly heated discussion about getting paid, that ends with Tyler stating…
It’s my company.
I see that Little Miss Wallet’s fingers are adorned with several oragami finger claw/swords that Tyler makes, so it wasn’t really a shocker when he casually informed me that he has his own company. I sent the kids out to the car and checked with the center staff… they had seen Tyler making claws and airplanes but were not aware he was running a thriving business.
I join the kids in the car and ask Tyler about his new company. Apparently, it just started today and he decided that he would sell paper planes, claws, and other ‘oragami stuff.’ I asked how business was and apparently sales are up. He’s charging 50 cents per item, and has hired Mila and Cameron. Then, my son says to me…
“I’m going to have to fire Cameron’
I manage to keep a straight face and a steady voice, and I ask why.
“Because he doesn’t know how a company works. The person who owns the company makes the most money.”
I had to hold my breath for the next five blocks… I’m surprised I didn’t wreck the car. I gotta get back to pee patrol… Halle’s doing homework so I get the divine pleasure of shadowing Reggie. I’ll post more later… but in the meantime… what would you do?