Trading Baseball Cards

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?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. TCC says:

    A Jeter Rookie card…even I would have liked that one! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. So cute. Kids really can negotiate and work things out if we give them a chance. LOL!

  4. Amy says:

    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?

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