Can He Afford His Big Dreams?

Isaiah was recently hired by his father to do dishes. I know…that’s a topic all on its own.

The focus here is Aaron’s meltdown regarding the whole situation.

Aaron: “Isaiah, can I help you with the dishes and then we can split the money?”

Me: “Isaiah are you seriously subcontracting out your one chore. I mean, I guess it’s fine because you’ll do less work and still get some money.”

Isaiah: “No. I don’t need help.”

Aaron: “AAAAHHHHH!!!!!! It’s not fair! I’m never going to catch up to him now!”

Me: “Huh?”

Not knowing at this point that daddy told them the $10 Isaiah was offered was a great deal considering the most mommy would ever pay them would be maybe $5.

Once I was brought up to speed the insanity continued.

Me: “Aaron, calm down. I can offer you a job. Stop freaking out and then we can talk.”

Aaron: (hyperventilating in the backseat) “It’s never going to work. I really need to save $300.”

Me: “For what?” (trying my best not to laugh!)

Aaron: “I need to save $300. After that I’m going to save a billion dollars so I can buy whatever I want. I was thinking about buying an island.”

Let’s pause here… what the devil am I supposed to say to that?!?!?

An island, really sir, an island???

Ok…you can do this…get back in there and see if you can help…

Me: “Ok let’s see. At $5 per week that would be a total of $20 per month. At that rate you’ll have the $300 goal met in 1 year and 3 months.”

Aaron: “AAAAHHHHH!!!!” (completely hysterical…)

Me: “Aaron…Aaron…Aaron…………Listen…Aaron! You really need to start thinking creatively if this is going to work.”

Aaron: (finally stops sobbing for a second) “What do you mean?”

Me: “Clearly your salary isn’t going to cut it. Is there anything you can sell? Maybe some toys that you don’t want anymore?”

Aaron: “I think so.”

That’s pretty much as far as we got tonight.

We’ll have to do some further research to figure out where this billion dollars is coming from!

 

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