there’s a future for her in the biz

May 13, 2009 |  Category:   the biz



I took Mia to the Flea last Sunday while Mark’s mom stayed back at home with Claudine. I know I jokingly vowed never to take the girls again, but I figured I could handle 1 kid. And yeah, it was hard at times walking around with her to all the stands, pulling her away from touching and picking up every piece of jewelry, knick knack and pleading at every single food stand for a treat. BUT, we gave her a job and that was to stand at the front corner of the table and talk to customers, informing them of all the variety of cookies and sweets that were available for sale. She was a natural and took the job very seriously. She is a natural extrovert, whereas Mark and I are not, so she relished her role and was damn good at it, charming a sale from customers who were wavering on their decision to buy something from our stand (and often talking their ear off). She closed quite a few sales for us that day.

That evening, after the Flea when the girls were tucked into bed, we watched Juno for the first time. If I ever wondered what Mia would be like down the road as a teenager, I don’t have to wonder anymore. Mia IS that character. It was weird to watch that movie and see somewhat into the future, what living with her would be like in 10 years (well, except for the pregnancy part, please).

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  • Brenda May 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    That is so cool – I always hated working in my dad’s businesses growing up (mind you, he was a butcher – ’nuff said!), so I’m glad that Mia’s honing her sales skills and building on natural talents already!

  • Stella May 14, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Oh, that is so neat. I would have loved to meet Mia and listened away. I hope you bring her again! That’s really great of you to include her as I’m sure she’ll look back on this, and what a wonderful thing to experience and remember.

  • ruth May 14, 2009 at 10:01 am

    i saw you and mia at flea on saturday but i’m super shy (and i really don’t know how to approach bloggers i follow…) so i didn’t say hi. i love her hair style!

  • paige May 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    She is so adorable. Confident, outgoing and willing to talk the ears off strangers, sounds like you are a great mom to me.

  • nichole May 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    She looks so grown up! I bet she was so proud to be a part of the business.