(Here is the first post about Crappy Boy’s card business in case you missed it.)
We’ve been in card production mode lately. Crappy Boy does most of everything but we all help out a little. My job is to tie the strings around the cards. Even Crappy Baby helps out by cutting the strings. And by being cute.
While we were working, Crappy Boy and I discussed what hiring someone means. How people pay other people to do stuff. I gave the example of him letting me be in charge of the strings.
When I laughed and told him that nobody works for a penny he added a nickel to my annual salary. I accepted the position.
Since so many people asked, I wanted to give an update….
With the money from the card sales he bought his first gun. It was part of a large Star Wars LEGO® set and it is the size of a dime. So it is harmless. Unless he swallows it. The gun wasn’t the reason he bought the set though, it was because of R2D2 and C3PO. I mean, LEGO® droids? Money could not be better spent. (He has never seen Star Wars. I kinda worry that by the time he does he will be disappointed. What if the version in his mind is more awesome than reality? Is this possible? These are the questions that keep me up at night.)
Now that he has fulfilled his LEGO® goal he decided to do one more big shop update and then he will take a little break. He doesn’t want to close, he just wants to put the shop on hold so he can focus on other more pressing things. (Like planning his birthday party next month. No, I’m not making a cake this year.) Who knows if “taking a break” will be a few days or a few months. We’ll see!
I have no idea what he’ll decide to do with the money he earns. Putting it towards a ping-pong table has been discussed. Or a trip to Vegas. Or a lifetime supply of chocolate. Of course he also mentioned just saving it for his future, but that is absolutely lame so I’ll urge him to spend it on chocolate while he is still young.
Thank you all SO MUCH for your lovely comments and messages about his business venture. It has been such an incredible confidence booster for him. Everything from trying out different paint color combinations to looking at a map to see where the packages were headed…this has been wonderful and fun.
Special thanks to Sarah who sent him a (metric butt-ton, as she put it) box of envelopes (the large ones) for him to use. Of course I wanted to link to her blog but she asked that I mention her friend’s FB page Oh! Babycakes instead because her friend “is awesome and deserves it”. Is that not the nicest thing, like, ever?
Oh & Crashy Cards shop is here. There are only 36 sets available and each one is unique and beautiful.*
*Disclaimer: I’m a paid employee and a relative. I might be slightly biased.