One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Monday, October 23, 2006

Grooming Coworkers

Kate and Genna have worked hard to develop their grooming skills. You'll recall that they first plied this new trade on goats. Well, you'll be happy to know that they have since upgraded to ponies. Yup - animals that could easily trample them, just how I like it.

Our favorite part of all this, aside from the additional income it brings us, is that the girls are able to work side by side with little fighting. True, they may bicker about who has the pinker brush, and sometimes they throw manure-stained hay at one another. But on the whole, they make for great coworkers. It makes us proud as parents.

Recently, though, we had a bit of a melt down. You'll see in this photo that Kate was quite distraught when she was told that the farm doesn't match her 401(k) contributions. She was really counting on that money to flesh out her retirement funds.

Here is her grandmother, consoling her with the wonderful news that the DOW had just set a new closing high of over 12,000!

Kate wiped away her tears, put on her happy face, picked up her brush, and went back to work. What a trooper.


Alan said...

We had some problems with Amara's work ethic as well. But now that we have installed the real-time stock ticker in her room she has become quite the little worker. It is amazing what young children will get done once they realize their effective on the aggregate economy.

Alan said...

I meant to write "affect" and not "effective"..

Raging Wombat said...

Nothing motivates three-year-olds more than a sound understanding of the stock exchange and economic theory, that's for sure.