Tobi is starting to want to have his own money. His birthday was in December and his birthday money is long gone. So he’s come up with a few ideas to make some money this summer.
One of his ideas was to have a plant sale. So the kids planted a bunch of beans (we started the plants late and I figured beans would grow the quickest..and we had the seeds on hand) and have been doing a pretty good job of taking care of them.
The kids have been excited to look each day to see if there are any new plants sprouting. Now that the weather is warmer and danger of frost has passed, the plants have been staying outside and got a good watering with the rain we had and have been thriving.
It’s such a sweet reminder of God’s creativity and power to see a new plant sprouting out of plain old dirt.
I’ve been discussing with Tobi what might be a reasonable price to ask for the plants. He doesn’t really have a concept of the value of money yet. I had to explain to him why potential customers may not want to pay $10.50 for a single bean plant.
Tobi also wanted to start some pumpkin plants in the garden this year so that he could sell the pumpkins in the fall. So we now have 2 pumpkin plants that I just transplanted into the garden this past weekend. That area of the garden will be Tobi’s responsibility to keep watered and weeded.
Have your kids ever done their own “home business?” How did it go?