I guess shopkeeping gets quite boring without any customers. Soon, both boys were back at my desk shouting, “We’re OPEN!” (Or “OPENED” as is stated on Alex’s sign) I went back to the shops. Ethan was manning his post. “Well what do you want me to do?” I asked. “I don’t have any cash.” Ethan sat on his stool behind his counter of merchandise, “Go look around the house!” “Ethan, even if I HAD the cash, I would not pay $30 for 3 post-its!” (Yes, he had MY post-its in a ziplock and was selling them.) “Mom, you can see that there are over 30 post-its!” “I wouldn’t pay $30 for post-its period, Ethan!”
I moved on to Alex’s shop. He had expanded his inventory to include books, but they were still hidden to the side of his counter. He offerred to sell me some. I chose two books and Alex put them into a shopping bag. I paid him with gold coins (his new preferred method of payment) and he handed me the bag.
Uh oh. Alex is now shaking out his piggy bank. It seems Ethan has gotten to him–I better go intervene. $30 for post-its indeed!