20 February 2009

My Little Fundraiser

It's been school break this week, and as par for the course for working parents, I've cobbled together a schedule to accomodate the child's need to not be left home alone, and my need to be in the office at least some of the time.  Wednesday, that meant a half day in the office for both of us.  She watched a movie, and worked the calculator, spinning off yards of adding machine tape, adding up huge numbers.  She dubbed the result "money" and handed it 'round the office.  My boss got some, my assistant got some, and my Director of Development got a whole lot.

This morning, I came into the office and found the following email from the Director of Development:

From: XXXXXXXXX  
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:02 PM
To: XXXXXXXXX  
Subject: money raised by miranda

With great appreciation to Miranda, I’m delighted to report that using the “money maker,” she generated $54Billion for (organization) today.  That should be enough to carry us through the next 13 recessions.

In case you have doubts, I have the receipts which she assured me are legal tender and “you can show a policeman.”
Five years old and she's printing money.

25 comments:

She She said...

Such a useful girl!

heidi said...

Awesome. 'Bout time they start earning their keep ;-)

Aunt Becky said...

I needed this laugh today, M. Thank you.

Gina said...

That's so cute. It's great that you work with people that appreciate the cuteness, too.

meno said...

That's pretty damned cute of the Director to send you that e-mail, and pretty cute of your daughter too.

kathy a. said...

woot! and she is passing the money out!

you should definitely think of drafting M for the next real fundraiser. the cuteness alone will stun all donors into writing big checks. :)

Life in Eden said...

Must be something about the age -- The Snake talked about this awhile ago, the wanting to make his own money. He wants a million dollar bill, natch. He hasn't been nearly as creative however!

phd in yogurtry said...

Uh oh. Notify the secret service.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Miranda for president!

Kelly said...

That's why you have kids! ;)

slouching mom said...

This cracked me up.

katydidnot said...

i am a director of development. can she come work for me? because ouch recession.

Awesome Mom said...

Lol! You have a little criminal on you hands.

flutter said...

That. Is awesome.

julochka said...

that is hilarious! i'd keep an eye on her! :-)

Woman in a Window said...

Does she do private accounts. I could use a little help.

painted maypole said...

i love that the people in your office have a sense of humor

Library Lady said...

Can she send $6000 or so my way? I've got this dental bill..... :D

Stimey said...

How lovely that you have such a family friendly office. And congrats on the billions and billions of dollars!

Janet said...

Can she come visit up here for a bit?

Also, I love that your kid can come to work with you and your boss is cool enough to make jokes about it.

jo(e) said...

She's got a future.

the mama bird diaries said...

Can she send some money my way?

susan said...

She just gets adorabler and adorabler. And I really admire your workplace, too--a true mark of a family-friendly place is people taking joy in others' kids, you know?

BlapherMJ said...

She's destined to be an entrepreneur huh?! Great story!

needleinahaystack said...

Washington DC here she comes!