Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ella's "Speech"

Ella came out the other night, dressed all in black, to deliver a speech she had written. But at the last minute she handed it to B, told him to read it, and disappeared into her room embarrassed by the attention. Here's the speech, sic all:

DEAR FELLOW PARENTS, I feel I shoud get an allounce. I have been deeply thinking about folding landry fifty cents a week. I hope you agree. I so pleese sghen below.

Sincerily,
ELLAG.

Once B and I stopped giggling at her spelling and choice of words, we called her out of her room. We told her it was a very polite request and that we would discuss it. Then we talked about how "Fellow Parents" really only applied if she was also a parent. She giggled at the idea of being a parent.

So this week we're going to experiment with laundry folding and see how she does. It's worth the fifty cents she's asking, considering I'd have to pay my cleaning lady a lot more to fold the laundry. Of course, once Ella sees the mountain of clothes, she may change her mind or request a raise.

7 comments:

calicobebop said...

What a polite sweet little girl! Hmmm... 50 cents to fold laundry? Can she work at my house too? :)

knittergran said...

How much will you pay ME to not call her and tell her she's being underpaid? After all, I know how much laundry six people can produce....

Cathy said...

OMG--how cute!! she sounds so mature--can't wait to hear how she does. :)

FishyGirl said...

God, you need to send me some of your water so I can make my kids drink it. I can't get my kids to fold laundry to save my life, and I HATE it. I've been doing it since I was their age. I'd gladly pay five times that price to get my laundry folded.

Keeffer said...

how much will you pay me not to call and tell her that clothes don't really need to be folded and can be shoved in the drawer as is, and pulled out and worn wrinkled?

The Kretzings said...

What a polite and mature thing to do, writing a note of request.

Maybe her hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit will see the mountain of clothes as a mountain of money to be made. :)

Becca said...

oh save that note for sure, ok??? so cute