For some reason, when Danae discovers something new to make, she automatically wants to sell them. From drawings, to paper games and paintings. She is quite entrepreneurial. I did not encourage many of her ideas before because frankly, nobody would buy them haha. With her paintings from her art lessons this summer, I didn’t want to let them go. I told her she can replicate them or make new ones, and then sell them.
Recently, she discovered these rubber band bracelets. A friend of hers got a kit for her birthday and she was so interested in it. She kept asking me to get her one, and she kept asking her friend to bring her kit to church so they could make bracelets together. She said she could make them and sell them.
I’m not the type of parent who says yes right away to these requests because for one, I am not sure if it is worth buying. I know how my daughter shifts from one interest to the next. Two, I always consider our expenses first, especially with their remaining summer activities and with the school year fast approaching. Three, I don’t believe in instant gratification. She can learn to pray for it and be patient.
The other day, Danae told me that she doesn’t need the kit because she can make the bracelet with her fingers. She just needs the rubber bands. So when we found some in a tiangge (flea market), she chose the two colors she wanted and we bought them. She didn’t make them right away when we got home, so King and I encouraged her to do so, telling her we’ll pay her 10 pesos each for a bracelet. The next day, she made a thicker one for me and charged me 20 pesos haha. She made one for her sister, but said it was free since Noelle doesn’t have any money. 🙂
I’ve promised to buy her more rubber bands, and she is excited to make more because she has already done some sales talk and gotten some buyers! (Thank you supportive friends and relatives!) I’m so proud of her because she’s willing to do it without the loom! Sure, it’s harder and it’s less neat, but she learns to focus, create, and work hard. Plus she earns a little cash. She actually wants me to put up a sign outside our house saying we sell kids’ “jewelry” haha. I’m not yet sure if I’m willing to do that. But if she keeps this up, I will get her that loom next week. What a great idea for Math, even before our homeschool year starts. More so that the idea was hers, and not mine. 🙂