#1: Teenage Entrepreneural Spirit
On “Big Garbage Day,” when neighbors put out their junk such as broken tables and ugly lamps, my teenager texted me from school bus: “Can you get the lawn mower from the house on the corner? We want to fix it and start a lawn mowing service this summer.” And so I did. I pushed the old thing, which had a wobbly back wheel and no gas cap, down the street as fast as I could before anybody could see what I was doing, and parked it in the garage.
#2 Teenage creativity
After school, he and his friend decided they probably can’t fix the lawn mower that I absconded from the neighbor’s driveway, and instead, set their sights on my husband’s old mower, which he recently replaced with a new one. After some mid-blog discussions about what kind of paint won’t burst into flames on a hot mower, they left my office and went to work.
#3 Teenage Hunger
And then they raided the freezer.
And to think: school doesn’t even let out for the summer until tomorrow.