On Thursday, Danny went with Steve and I as we braved the icy roads to go shopping. He doesn't usually want to go shopping with us, so why the unusual trip? He wasn't doing any Christmas shopping, no, he was searching for a snow shovel. Turns out all the stores that carry snow shovels in Marysville and surrounding areas were already bought out. He came home a very disappointed shopper.
Yesterday my little entrepreneur went door to door in our neighborhood until he found someone home that had a snow shovel, and he asked to borrow it. Then he proceeded to spend about 4 hours shoveling snow (mostly our driveway). I was very impressed. He never asked to be paid for it, he just worked away on it. Danny was finished by the time Steve got home from work. Steve praised him, told him what a good job he had done and how nice it was that he had shoveled the driveway. Danny then proceeds to hint (broadly) that since he had done all that shoveling, maybe he should get that big ticket item he wants for Christmas.
On one hand, I'm very impressed with the initiative he showed in going door to door looking for a shovel. I'm pretty sure none of my other kids would have ever done that (too embarrassing). I'm also impressed at the hours of work - he really stuck to it.
On the other hand, well...let's just say that we have a ready made FHE lesson on the true meaning of Christmas coming up this week.