Q: My friend at school is going to buy one of my Skylanders for $4.00
Me: Uh. What? No. You cannot just sell your toys. Especially for $4.00. Those things are like $15.00. They're expensive. Is it one of the Skylanders you have two of?
Q: No. It’s not actually a Skylander.
Me: What do you mean? You just said it was.
Q: Well, it’s more of an idea.
Me: An idea? You’re selling someone an idea?
Q: Okay, well it’s more of a prototype….
Me: A prototype? What does that even mean Q?
Q: I have this mechanical pencil that I stuck some things on the end of it. I’m calling it a Skylander and this kid wants to buy it. For $4.00. It’s like free money.
Me: Q. You can’t do that. Seriously. You cannot start selling your school supplies to other kids, calling them *prototypes*. You’ll get in trouble.
Q: Mommy. What would you do if you found $20 on the ground? Would you pick it up? You sure would. That’s kind of like what I’m doing.
Me: Nooooooo, that’s not what you’re doing…
Q: But the kid is okay with it…
Me: I would venture to guess that his parents are not. Unless I have a signed document from his parents stating that this child can spend $4.00 on a mechanical pencil that you have disguised as a Skylander, you'll have to save this idea for The Shark Tank, my friend...
Can you even believe it? He’s selling ideas? To nine year olds? What is next?
I am in so much trouble.
I mean, I admire his enterprising spirit...but this kid sure keeps me on my toes. I'm going to have to check his back pack every morning before he leaves for school!!