I’m keeping it short this year and, thanks to my oldest son, sweet.
Sometimes, maybe we just need to see things through the eyes of a 7-year-old.
In this case, a 7-year-old who was standing in the toy aisle with his hard-earned allowance, contemplating how much he had to spend.
He had already noted that the trademarked Legos cost more than the ‘regular’ sets because, as he pointed out, “they have to split the profits three ways: George Lucas, Lego, and Target.”
Yes, son. You’re right.
Now, he was adding up the prices on the smaller sets he had selected. The total came to about $16, and he had $20 to spend.
His younger brother tried to add a Lego minifigure ($2.99) to the pile, but Sam stopped him.
“Ben,” he said, “We have to leave enough to pay taxes.”
When a 5-year-old’s protest started, Sam responded, “Who do you think pays for the sidewalk you ride your scooter down? Or the library where you check out those Captain Underpants books? We all do.”
True that, second-grade wisdom.