Monday

If You Need Me, I'll be Hiding in My House

Right now, at this exact moment, do you know what my family is doing?


They are passing out fliers in the neighborhood that read, "The Poop Express Picker Upper" I will scoop the poop in your yard. I am a kid. I need money. Please call."

Oh, I kid not.

My hubby thought we shouldn't squelch their little entrepreneurial spirits. 

{Sidenote: If my kids actually get a client, I will be there with camera to capture them picking up real poop. Oh, yes, I will. I don't think they've thought that far down the road yet!}

I can't make up stuff this good, y'all!  

We are THAT family.  We are now (offically) in the dung business.

I am so proud of my glamorous life.

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40 comments:

The Nester said...

I think that's a FANTASTIC idea! You should be proud!

And, from a fellow introvert {ISTJ}who likes to hide in her cave, it was worth every second to surround myself with these women!

Nest time, you are rooming with me!

D... said...

LOL! That is so great! Can you send them over to my house? I have 2 kids who would be thrilled if they could pay someone else to do it.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That is too cute! Good for them! Hmmm...my son does that for free in our yard (cost of having pet). Not sure if he ever thought about hiring himself out.

However, he takes so long when he does it due to getting distracted (think Family Circle pathway all over the place to get somewhere close) that he would probably be fired!

And that is a real business! I've seen ads here for people who do it professionally. Maybe your kids can rake in the bucks and you can retire - LOL!

Tammy said...

It is DUNGtastic!

Andrea said...

My daddy always said, it doesn't matter what job you get -- you could be shovelin' poop for $2 an hour -- and he'd still be proud.

Alaina said...

Less money outta your pocket!

Good Luck!

Aspiemom said...

That's a very innovative idea. Hmmmm! Hope they get a client and you get a picture!

Heather said...

When I was a kid, this was one of my "part of the family" jobs that I was expected to do for free. I would have gladly paid a kid out of my allowance to have done that job for me.

Robin said...

Oh, I so hope they get a job. Just so I can see pictures!

Lynn said...

Your family rocks! There is no one more qualified to host this blog.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Oh my. I'm glad I clicked on "THAT family" over at Nester's Place --- we are SO THAT family, too. Oh yes.

And I felt like I was reading my own blog - we have Wednesday folders. I dread them. I posted a silhouette how to (yours - MUCH easier)...

I'm sure the list could go on and on!

You sound like a Hoot - and I'll have to stop back in for another visit!

God Bless
~K

Dawn said...

You should be proud of their good work ethic! Congratulations! Of course raking leaves would be so much cleaner, but perhaps that's not an event you have in S. Texas.

Crayl said...

Good for them! Bravo! :)

Joy said...

Every time, without fail, you and I have got the SAME thing on the brain! I was about to post about our "poopy day". Literally. One kid pooped on the floor, two of us had diarrhea, and the husband had poop fall on his HEAD! I kid you not!!!

Can't wait to see if they get any clients!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

The dung business...too funny! You should be proud!

heidi said...

LOL That's funny! and cute!

You can make them race to see who's the 'quicker picker uppper'.

;-)

stitchin' girl said...

I laughed so hard I almost fell off the chair!! I hope my kids can't top that one :o)

Valarie said...

So this is what you, Tammy, and Dawn were twitting about. :)

Grace said...

I just discovered your blog. Oh, my goodness, what a blessing to find "normal" fellowship! I love your kids' entrepreneurial spirit. I, too, will be watching for photos!

Patois said...

I have got to suggest that to my eldest, who is nearly 12. His latest chore to be assigned is walking the dog...and picking up her poop. It took awhile, but he can now do it without gagging. This is a perfect way for him to make some cash to support his Xbox habit.

Karen said...

Well scoop my poop, that is such a good idea--I really hope they get some clients.

Greta said...

Does that include litter boxes? If I was in your neighborhood I would sooooo hire them! LOL

Tiff said...

LOL There is an actual company here that does that. I have to laugh because they are very popular! You never know. . .Your kids could strike it rich scoop'n poop!

Alexia said...

ROFL I would hire them!!!

Kim H. said...

Oh my gosh - that's hysterical! I can't wait to hear more about this adventure!

Heather said...

My husband would sign on the dotted line in 3 seconds flat! It is his most hated chore.

Lisa J said...

Darn it, wish you lived closer, would hire them in a heart beat. I have three large dogs on an acre of fenced in yard. Could sure use their help!

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Perfect! I wish you were in my neighborhood!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Send them over here! I'll let them do my backyard! :) lol

Domestic Accident said...

Oh. My. Goodness. My favorite- I'm a kid. I need money. Baaaaaah! That is hilarious.

Jennie said...

I kid you not, I would pay a kid to pick up the poop in our yard. I would pay them, make them cookies and probably kiss their stinky little cheeks.

Shannon said...

When I was a kid my parents had a kennel (yep we bred and showed dogs, BIG dogs that made BIG poops!) part of my daily chores was to pick up the poop in the yard and kennel. YUCK! That must be the reason we have cats and my husband cleans the litter box.

Sweet Mummy said...

My kiddos have to scoop the poop when they go to Gram's house before they can play in the backyard - and I don't think they would ever want to do it for money. I can't wait to see how it goes with your kiddos... this could be fun!

The Glamorous Life said...

whoo hoo now the party is really started since you came!!!!

I am still cracking up at my idea for her business name:
"Mary POOPins"

I think it shows the spirit of a great business woman to-be AND glamour!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

You all need a reality show on Bravo ..
We are THAT Family!

It would be better than Desperate Housewives of Orange County, New York or wherever!

Kyddryn said...

That is so awesome! I'd hire 'em just to see their little faces when they realized they had to come through with the poo removal!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Ms. Brain Bunnies said...

Wow, can I get your kids to come to my house? Hey, when they are ready to expand to carpet cleaning, I have a great product for them.

Indeed very GLAMOROUS!

soupisnotafingerfood said...

You know what, that's actually big business in the suburbs of DC. I've seen at least two separate businesses with actual painted trucks. In fact, the one morning news team has been going out to spend a day doing other people's jobs, and the one anchor went out to pick up dog poo with a guy!

gina said...

lol- what a great idea! I hope they DO get some clients. :)

RebekahC said...

This is hilarious! LOL

Hope they had a good run with it- even if short lived.

RebekahC
littleminx@cox.net