My son: “So do you want to trade your Ernie Banks signed?”
Friend: “Yeah……..mmmmm….well, ah what about your Barry Bonds rookie, man look how skinny Bonds looks on that card.”
Son: “No I want to keep Bonds” (Long pause)
Friend: “What about Jeter? Or McGwire?”
Son: “You want McGwire, he did steroids……………. didn’t he Mom?”
Friend: “Jeter rookie?”
Son: “Mmmmm..well…….yeah, ok, give me Banks then.”
Friend: “No I need another one” ” What else you got?”
This went on for 45 minutes, finally the end result
Son – 1 autographed Ernie Banks
Friend – Jeter rookie card, and Bonds card (not the coveted rookie card)
They finally get to the big trade after 45 minutes of going back and forth, then there is a long silence, then…….
Friend says, “Let’s go check out your fort”
Son: “Yeah, do you like trail mix, let’s eat it back at the fort.”
Do you think cooperate CEO’s started this way?
A Jeter Rookie card…even I would have liked that one! 🙂
It is so fun to listen when they don’t know you’re listening. My kids built a tree fort with the neighbors this week. I want to be a fly on the wall, or tree, to listen in. It sounds like a perfect summer afternoon at your house.
So cute. Kids really can negotiate and work things out if we give them a chance. LOL!
In my husband’s Awana Pals group they have a card trading party every year. Can you imagine this same conversation among 25 third and fourth grade boys? I love this age, don’t you?