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: IÄôll 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, IÄôll 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.