Friday, September 21, 2007

I've started a new business

Yes, with the kids going back to school, and with all this leisure time I have, I've embarked on a business venture. I do it on my own free time, and I love it, at least, I love to get paid. I also love the howls of agony and protest I hear whenever I get to work. You see, I'm an independent shoe picker upper. I charge a dollar for every pair I put away, and I've made quite a tidy sum! I made enough to buy this cute mohair sweater from the Limited.

Of course, being the bargain shopper I am, I only paid four dollars for it, but still, that's real job satisfaction. Business is actually drying up for shoes, I have to beg my boys not to pick them up, but they won't listen. To keep up my new stream of income, I've decided to branch out a bit: make beds, put away backpacks, clean up snack messes in the kitchen, I'll do anything for a few bucks. If that works out well, maybe I'll move on to closets!


8 comments:

The Clan of the Crazies said...

I would LOVE to do that, but where do THEY get their money? That's always my hang up. I would have to pay my kids in order to make them pay me!

allison said...

You go girl! LOVE the sweater!

Kimi said...

I was LOL while reading this! I've tried this same thing only with wasted cereal. My boys like to pour themselves a heaping bowl of cereal because they are STARVING. When they end up throwing some of it away they've got to pay for it. I was excited to hear what kind of job you were doing and then I realized it sounds a lot like my job! You are such an entrepreneur!

Lee said...

Cute sweater! Love the idea!

My Three Sons said...

I LOVE it and I am so proud to say my front closet at times looks just like yours. I will have to start charging Chase, and mostly Vern for picking up shoes!

The Plummers said...

I love it! I'm definitely going to have to start using that one. You'd think that taking away the XBOX would be enough, but maybe it's time for a new business venture!--Kristin

5Knights1Lady said...

I laughed so hard that tears came to my eyes. You are teaching your boys wonderful life lessons.

5Knights1Lady said...
This comment has been removed by the author.