An Entrepenuer in the Making

Lael got Bendaroos for Christmas.  Soon after, probably about January 5th, she forgot about them.  Two days into summer vacation she declares that she is bored.  Over the next few days, I play a few games with her, hunt down some Play-Do, they go on the water-slide, we go to the pool, we baked Chace’s cookie cake, she re-reads some books she owns for probably the 17th time………summer has barely started and we are struggling!  I informed her that I am not her teacher!  I am not in charge of her entertainment, she is going to have to find something to do to entertain herself.  So, she goes digging through her closet and comes out with Bendaroos.  She starts twisting and braiding these into necklaces and bracelets.  Then she decides that she should sell them to make money for whittling wood.  This is another hobby that she has been badgering Todd to let her try.  I’m not so sure a 7 yr old girl with a bit of anger management issues needs access to a knife!  Anyway, Todd told her to save her money and he would get some whittling wood for her.  She made a sign stating the cost of the different kinds of bracelets and necklaces.  They range in price from $0.25 – $2.00.  I didn’t think much of it when she told me she was going out to sell some Bendaroo stuff.  1/2 hour later she returns with a profit of $4.80!  Wow!  Pretty good markup for an amateur Bendaroo jewelry craftsman, or maybe I just have some kind-hearted neighbors!!!! 

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