Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In Business

It pays off...

Hard work always pays off.

And the lesson,

the one about considering the ant & her ways,

& imitating her example in wisdom. . . ,

that lesson

is making inroads in a certain little farmer boy's head.

I don't think he quite knows that yet.

He's been pretty sure he's allergic to work of every nature. . . 

We had to create a concrete, practical experience that would prove itself 

wise & productive  

& worth the "sweat" of his brow.

Greenbacks have a way of driving the lessons home.

Eight dozen eggs sold in less than two weeks,

& suddenly the burden of barn chores

resembles the weight of a hen's feather.

As the dollar bills rolled in two at a time he promptly had visions of 

popping soda out of the dispenser at the pool ...

but as the bucks exceeded 4

his dreams took on the colors and dimensions of Legos,

however, by the time the count reached $10

he was on to motorcycles and fourwheelers. ;-P

I have greater, more profound things in mind, as most mothers would....

MATH skills









to name a few . . . .  REAL LESSONS in LIFE SKILLS.

Grandpa Eldon came over and bought two dozen.

He asked, "How much are your eggs a dozen?"

(They are kind of small still) "Two dollars".

"So, how much do I owe you for two dozen eggs?"

"Ummmm... {wheels turning... internal math happening } Four dollars."

Yep! He's getting it

with little to no effort on my part.

{Except I have to help collect the eggs since he hasn't a good sense of his own touch and 

cracks one out of every 4 eggs!!! We'll work on those paws of his. }


Lori said...

Oh, I LOVE it!

How wonderful!

Huge life lessons going on there.

So great!

Oldqueen44 said...

Yea for James. Cute story.

Mama D’s Dozen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE life lessons like this. GREAT job, Mama.

Wish I lived close enough to buy your eggs.

:) :) :)