The apple really dosen’t fall far from the tree!

You see, Tommy IS his fathers son.  He is entrepreneurial, motivated and always looking for ways to improve himself.

He has a 4th grade trip to Sacramento coming up.

He has spent most of his money that is not in savings.

He REALLY wants to go on this trip.

He came to me and asked if he could help us raise money to support him going on the trip.  His recycling money won’t quite cut it, and he had to come up with another idea.

He came up with the idea that he could offer to walk the neighbors dogs.  We have a ton in our neighborhood, so he typed up a little copy and I laid it out in a nice little flyer that he could take door to door offering his services. The boy has got some real business sense.  He makes me very proud that he wants to earn his own money to help with the trip and doesn’t just expect us to pick up the whole tab.

Yes, that means that I helped him pass out the flyers, that The Hubby helped him walk his first client tonight, but I really feel like he is learning an extraordinary lesson in responsibility.  He’s already got 3 clients and the boy is SUPER eager to fund his own way for the trip.

I love that about him.

It was so funny to me that when I had left the flyer for him to look at, he marked it all up with changes (just like his daddy) to make it more “his”.  We went through 3 rounds of changes, then I told him that if he did any more it’d cost him part of his earnings!  He decided the flyer was good enough to pass out at that point.

Thank you to all of our neighbors for their support of my big (little) man.

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Mom - October 13, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Alright Tommy! Here’s to you getting lots of clients.

Mom - October 13, 2011 - 3:31 pm

Alright Tommy! Hoping you get lots more clients.

Cathy - October 13, 2011 - 3:51 pm

He’s so sweet! If I had a dog, I’d have him walk it! :) When is their trip?

anji - October 13, 2011 - 3:54 pm

It’s in April! I think he’ll be able to raise the $. He also wants to to trash duty for some of the older neighbors on the block that have a more difficult time getting their trash taken out/in!

Carolyn Escobedo - October 13, 2011 - 5:57 pm

smart young man.

melissa - October 16, 2011 - 4:44 am

YO! TOMMY..
EVERY ONE USUALLY HATES PICKEN UP THE DOG POO IN THE BACK YARD ALSO. ADD THAT TO THE TICKET . COULD BE A MONEY MAKER.

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