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Passing on the Legacy

By · May 4, 2008 · Filed in Personal Branding
The Family

The Family

Last weekend was a wild one with my 6 year old son having to take a trip to the ER. He decided to put an eraser from the top of a pencil deep into his ear canal. I don’t know why he thought that would be fun but I guess that’s his stage in life right now. It was so deep that tweezers were not getting the job done. He was only in pain when anyone attempted to take it out but other than that he played around like there was no problem.

 

I had a lot of things going on that day so I decided to take him to the ER late at night so he and my 3 year old daughter wouldn’t be running around the place. Did I mention that my husband was out of town? I think that’s a big detail that I left out. DRAMA!

 

Before we left, I was on the computer and my 3 yr old came over to me and asked, “Mom, are you on the internet?” I turned around so shocked that she knew about the internet and said “Yes, sweetie I am. Do you get on the internet at school?” Then I put her in my lap and we talked about her pre-school activities with computers and I told her how the internet is so powerful and can make money while we are sitting there having our chat. I can only imagine where our internet business will be once she’s in high school. I envision our children taking over the family internet business.

 

We already have our 14 year old videotaping our Youtube videos and uploading them for us. He has also helped us with the layouts of our Facebook and Myspace pages. Just as we pass on the legacy of the importance of God as number one in our lives, we must pass on the legacy of working hard and being financially free to give more in this world.

 

So as we piled into the car heading to the ER, I braced myself for the upcoming screams that I knew would come from my son. It took 2 different forceps, 2 doctors to hold him down and enough screaming to wake up the entire city before the eraser came out. The first thing out of his mouth was “Mom, I learned my lesson. I will never do that again.” I just smiled at him and said, “There will be many lessons in life that you will learn. I just hope the most important ones will stay with you forever.”