Friday, October 17, 2008

A social network I'd like to see...

Last night I was working on a little outdoor project. I was trying to get them to help me, but of course, none of them would.

A neighbor girl came over in her roller blades. She's only 7 or so, and she scares me to death, because she can barely stand up in these things. She asked me what I was doing, and I told her. She proceeded to help me for about 45 minutes. Working harder than all of my boys put together.

I thought to myself, my boys must just not know how to work.

Then, today, one of my sons goes over to another neighbor's house. He spent an hour raking their leaves into a big pile. It's not that they don't know how to work, it must be something about doing something different.

So, I need a social network site that allows you to swap kids. I'll send my kids over to your place, and you send yours to mine. They will all work happily, and we'll get a lot done.

So, there you go. Somebody code that puppy. I'll see if '' is available.


RobisonWells said...

Genius. I'll send you my kids just to get them out of the house--no need to send me yours in exchange!

Amber Lynn Smith said...

I have a 6.5 year old and a 3 year old. Both available for full time child labor.

Flashlight Girl said...

Sign us up! Actually my kids are fairly good workers when there is adequate motivation. (Skittles and Pepsi when they work for their Dad. . .) They also work better in smaller pairings. Too many bosses, you know the story.