My 12-year-old neighbour and a friend came to my door yesterday. They’re trying to “earn” money to buy Mother’s Day gifts by charging people $1 to throw water balloons at them. They even had water-filled balloons with them.

I gave them $5 and told them it was for the privilege of NOT throwing water balloons at them. Seemed reasonable. Also avoided the risk of having other neighbors call the police when they saw me in the front yard, throwing things at two young girls.

Fifteen minutes later they were back to return the money. I guess it didn’t seem reasonable to Mom and Dad.

So I called and left a voice message, saying that if the girls really wanted to earn money, they could come over and I would put them to work for real.

No one has returned my call.

But while I’m on the subject of water balloons, this sounds like a fun game to play at a picnic or child’s summer birthday party.

Until next time,
Lee

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“if the girls really wanted to earn money, they could come over and I would put them to work for real.

No one has returned my call.”

LOL!

I admire their spirit, and I imagine that it would take less energy to wash dishes for an hour or mow a lawn than it took to develop the water-balloon idea, acquire the balloons and fill them, and then haul them around the neighbourhood!

The enterprise of youth – how delightful.

Rachel

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Enterprising is right. I used to buy lemonade from this girl but it seems she has outgrown that and has moved on to bigger and brighter ideas.

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Lee

Gotta love kids. Kind of fun to imagine what the world would be like if kids were in charge 🙂

Marin
A Cowboy’s Promise (April 09)
http://www.marinthomas.com

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One thing’s for sure, Marin. We’d all have a LOT more fun!

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Lee, that is so funny!

My daughter once tried to sell dandelion bouquets to the neighbors. Wish I could have seen their faces. 🙂

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Gillian, I totally would have bought a dandelion bouquet! But there’s no way I can throw water balloons at a couple of little girls.

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