Like mother like son


A conversation yesterday with my son, went like this:
Me: I will give you £2 to sweep the courtyard.
Louis, 7, looking up from his bowl of organic, low sugar cereal:
I will do it for £4.
Me, shocked and amused by such a perfect response: No £2.
Louis: I’ll do it for £5 then.
Me: Louis, £2.
Louis, enjoying my shock and now looking wily:
How much do you pay Jason the gardener?
Me, thinking quickly: £7.
Louis, seeing it was not going well: OK, I’ll do it for £3.

So we agreed £3. He then engaged his 4 year old sister as his assistant for £1.

I was thrilled by his business mind. I think he will do well.