We have a huge pecan tree in our yard. And when I say huge, I really mean it — as in if it fell, our house would be reduced to rubble. Every 2 to 3 years, the pecan tree decides to drop thousands of pecans all over the yard. The squirrels, in these years, do a little happy dance knowing their future is secure. But for me, I feel compelled to do something about some of those nuts littering my yard.
All I wanted was the pecans in my yard picked up – or rather, to find a way to get my kids to pick up the pecans in my yard. I didn’t expect to get a life lesson out of it, too!
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Teaching Kids About Money: A Life Lesson, The Easy Way.
Comic by K
We now interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you a review by Teen Talk. I assure you, everything you are about to hear is real and unedited. Please, do not try this at home.
One day, Teen returned home from an entertainment activity, shooting zombies with a paintball gun.
Mom: “So, how was it? Was it fun? Did you have a good time?”
Teen: “No! It was horrible, completely lame, a real rip-off.”
Teen: “Yeah, it was a total waste of time and money!”
Mom: “Well, would you go to it again if it cost less money, say like half the price or something?”
Teen: No way! I would never do to it again. NOT EVEN IF THEY PAID ME!!!”
Teen: WAIT! Actually, they could pay me to go…but, they would have to name their price.
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