Monday, August 16, 2010

Lesson in Investing

When Mister C and I took Master J to "Meet the Teacher" night, his teacher had a bunch papers laying on the table nearby. Turns out they were sign up sheets for various opportunities to be involved. I signed up to tutor the kids on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 9:45. A few minutes out of my day, I might be able to help a kid and the teachers know I'm on board with doing what I can to support Master J in school. I highly recommend volunteering at your child's school if at all possible. But that's not what this post is really about. That just explains why I was in my son's classroom this morning and got to hear the following story from his new teacher...

I hadn't been in the classroom for two minutes when Mrs. S pulled me aside and said "I just have to tell you this story because it's one of those that I will never forget!"

So I'm thinking "Great, what did he say now?" because that's usually the case. As expected, today was no different.

Apparently on the first day of school Mrs. S was introducing herself and telling a little bit about her own family. On her desk, she has a picture of her, her husband and her three grown sons. She was going through the family one by one, telling their names and what it is that they each do. One of her sons is some sort of investor, either in banking or stocks, I'm not sure which. The main thing being that he's an investor.

After she got done talking about everyone, Master J got her attention and then said "Did you say investing? You know the thing with investing is that you need buy low and sell high!"

I guess she about fell over. She then told the story to her sons at a family dinner over the weekend and they all cracked up. They couldn't believe he's only nine.

She wrapped up with me by saying "You really need to write a book about him!"

Believe me, I am, just one post at a time.


Anonymous said...

Better yet, let him buy the stocks when they are low and sell when they are high:-) I might need him to talk with his Papa!Get going on the book,you have your own editor available when you are ready. LOL!

Madison said...

Love the story. Out of the mouths of babes.