September 28, 2010
Work from Home
There are lots of ways that moms can strike it rich with a home business:
Option A: make headbands/hair clips/ large infant hair bows and sell them on Etsy
Option B: sell herbal supplements/hypo-allergenic lip gloss/wickless candles to friends and neighbors
Devoid of creativity, people skills, and patience, I am left with no other choice but to go with Option C: namely, I buy toothbrushes at the Dollar Store and sell them for a profit to my children.
My kids cycle through toothbrushes like they're going out of style. When I wizened up to what was going on and instituted a strict limit of the number of toothbrushes one could use in any given month, horrible things started happening.
First, toothbrushes started disappearing from the bathroom.
"I CAN'T FIND MY TOOTHBRUSH!" they screamed. "If you want me to brush my teeth, you'll have to give me another one."
When that didn't work, the toothbrushes began committing suicide.
"It jumped into the toilet," my son told me, pointing to the corpse.
"The cat licked it," cried my daughter.
After losing six toothbrushes in two days (5 to the toilet and 1 to the cat), I turned into CVS.
"If you want a new toothbrush, you'll each have to give me a dollar," I told them.
"That's not fair!" my daughter wailed. She pointed out that the toothbrushes come three to a pack at the dollar store.
I shrugged my shoulders. "I'm just getting my piece of the pie," I told her.
My sons decided that they would rather fish their toothbrushes out of the toilet.
"Negative," I replied.
It's been three days, and so far I've made $5.
Easy money....I'm telling you.