December 28

Illegal Gun Sales



This is one of those instances where, as parents, we don’t know whether to be proud or horrified.

As many people know, Sam has an uncanny ability to make various things out of paper and tape.

His specialty is weaponry.

We don’t know why that is, exactly, but if he sees a weapon in a book, movie, or elsewhere, he has to make his own version out of paper and tape, and then he protects the creations mercilessly.

So it was to our surprise when Sam came downstairs this morning, laid out a selection of his creations on the kitchen table, put pricetags on them, and then proceeded to sell them to his brothers, who were more than willing to toss all of their money at him.

He took them for over three dollars.

Walt then followed example and opened up his own pawn shop, selling all of the random junk he no longer wanted.

Should we be bothered that the older boys are selling stuff to their brothers, or proud of their entrepreneurship and initiative?

Click through to see more pictures of Sam’s Pawn Shop.

About the author 


Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.

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  • So I’m wondering what the wine bottle is doing on the pawn shop counter?

    Make sure you know where your car titles are, Greg.

  • I think it’s great! They are learning how to operate in our society. Now of course the little ones need to be taught “buyer beware” while the older children must be taught ethical business practices, but I am sure that’s a no-brainer in your home! Beautiful children learning lessons from the world around them. No problem with the guns either, he’s just ALL BOY.

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