I am learning that I must be more thorough in my answering of Joshua's questions. Last year he decided to collect the slugs that were in our yard. He then proceeded to go door-to-door selling them. He didn't get any takers. I totally had no idea that he did this until one of our neighbors told me they thought it was cute that he was trying to sell slugs! I learned that I need to watch him more carefully when he is outside.
One day last week he came up to me with a bucket of various toys (foam shapes, broken airplane, farting putty, etc.). He asked if he could sell those toys. I said sure. Before this, we have been getting our unwanted items ready to take to our family reunion. Naturally, I assumed he was also wanting to "sell" his things there. A few minutes later he went outside to play. I didn't think anything of it and went back to cleaning. He comes running back in the house all excited and said, "Mommy, I just made 2 dollars!" WHAT?!? He explained how he went door-to-door selling his toys.
I was torn as to what to do. I didn't want to crush his spirit but I also needed to discipline him for doing that without my permission. I asked him what houses he went to and luckily, he only went to the neighbors who would think that was the greatest thing. I walked with Joshua to their house and explained how he couldn't keep the money because he did it without my permission. They are such great people they insisted that Joshua keep it because they always wanted farting putty and and airplane.
Joshua and I had a great talk. I see him being the president of a huge company one day. He loves to come up with new business ventures.