Harry, the entrepreneur

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Harry is always thinking of a way to earn money.  He has scrubbed baseboards.  He has been an issue solver and rock seller.  He has made homemade jam and clay pots. He has hosted shell and rock sales in front of our house.  He and Will often transform their rooms into "museums" (mineral, science, stuffed animals).  He has been a guru and offered nightly entertainment.

I am telling you this kid has a new idea for earning money every day. He never seems to run out of ideas for his small businesses.  Last week, Harry opened a Spa in his bathroom.  


Harry's Spa

He is no fool...he knew that Kate, our occasional babysitter and I would all pay to receive his services.



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He washed my hair...



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conditioned and applied mousse....


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Then I got a great blow dry (as Kate watched).
After my hair was finished (which looked GORGEOUS;), Harry gave me a luxurious massage.  If you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend his spa. Of course, I am sure that by next week, he will have a new venture!

58 comments:

  1. I'd like to make an appointment for Thursday about 1pm. Wondering if I could also have a lite lunch, perhaps a little wine and some spa music as well. I promise to pay well! ;)

    What a cute boy Kim......have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Steffie

    P.S. I just may call you about thte texture thing....we'll have to decide when the best time to talk is.....how many hours are we different? I'm not quite sure.

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  2. Harry is one smart little boy! There is some serious money in the spa business! Cute pictures!

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  3. OMW.... HOW AMAZING..
    I wish I lived closer.. I would be right over...
    LOVE IT...
    soooo SMART..
    Have a great week...
    Hugs..

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  4. He may put my beautician to shame! He may That young man is destined for success!!!

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  5. Too cute! What a smart boy. Not sure I would want my boys to do my hair (they can barely brush their own), but Harry looked like he did a super job.

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  6. LOL oh my goodness is he too cute!!! He reminds me of myself. I opened up a dentist office when I was his age. I was also in the business of selling flavored ice cubes, homemade cakes (they were gross) and I charged the kids to use our pool (my parents were upset with me for this one) LOL
    I need a new hairstylist...I tip well!!! : )

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  7. How sweet! He reminds me of what my in-laws and old neighbors tell me about my husband... and he has been a successful guy!

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  8. That is so cute. Aiden had a lego store set up and was selling legos to us the other day. Morgan gave him a ten dollar bill. It was cute and he did give it back to her. Our kiddos are so smart and know they will be great business men some day.

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  9. The wheels are definitely turning in Harry's entrepreneur brain. And how nice that you got to benefit from it. Nothing like being pampered by your sweet son.

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  10. Oh my...if these are not the cutest pictures!!! I love to see how children use their imaginations to let their personalities shine! My two three year olds are just starting to really show me who they really are through play and I just LOVE it!

    Harry is a wise young man...given how much I pay to get my hair done he has seemed to pick a good business to venture into!

    Have a great week!

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  11. what a sweet sweet boy:)
    I love his idea:)
    Great post.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  12. I hope to receive some treatments on my next visit to Houston! Too funny~

    On a different note, thanks for your advice the other day.

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  13. I love this!!! Tell him Becky (who really needs a good hair do!) and I will be over next week!

    I think, though, my favorite venture, is still the mail service! I love getting & sending letters!

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  14. That is totally funny. He sounds like my Owen-- always willing to earn a buck or two. I love all hsi ventures. they crack me up. I have to say with all the ventures, this spa one cracks me up the most and I think this is my favorite!!

    Hugs,

    Christy :)

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  15. Well I have never seen a cuter guy at the Spa than your Harry!!! I too, would be booking my appt if I lived close by!!! What a sweet spirit he is!

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  16. What a cutie that Harry is! I love that he has such great ideas! If ever in Houston I will partake of his services:) Hope you guys are having a fun summer!!!

    ~Bridget

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  17. Sweet sweet (and very smart) Harry! Just look at how cute he set everything up! Does he make house calls to California? I'll take him to Disneyland! Honestly, Kim... he is the SWEETEST!!! xoxoxo

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  18. Sign me up please! I could use a make over:)

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  19. That is ADORABLE. And I thought Liam was good with his lemonaid stand! haha!!

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  20. Does he offer his services in NC??? He will make a great husband...he knows what a woman likes!! Great post!

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  21. Harry is smart, smart boy! He really does seem to care about doing a good job of it as well. So cute!

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  22. I love his business sense!!! Can't wait to see what he'll be starting up next!
    Blessings,
    Robin

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  23. What a great kid! Enjoy him, before long he will be asking for the car kids. lol.........

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  24. Kim,

    I was excited to see your updates show up in my blog manager this morning! Thanks for adding me....I couldn't wait to catch up with the peanuts!!

    I would definitely make an appointment at Harry's Spa if I lived closer....looks like he gives the "works!"

    Glad you are enjoying your summer!

    Dawn

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  25. So glad you're public again. I've missed the Peanuts.

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  26. I bet Harry has a GREAT future ahead of him ~ what a great kid! I am sooooooooooooo glad you are open to the public again - I've really missed you guys!!!

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  27. Does he have anything in Lavender & Vanilla? VERY relaxing!!! How cute is he??

    I loved the post on Will turning 12 - he is so handsome - I am SO not ready :)

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  28. Oh my goodness, how funny and adorable! Tell him I'd like an appt for next week. Looks like he'd be worth the drive down there! :)

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  29. I am so behind on everything blog-related, but was thrilled to pull up Google Reader this morning and see that you had five new posts! So great to catch up on your precious family and all of your summer goings-on.

    That Harry is just too funny! I will definitely let you know the next time I'm coming to Houston so that I can get an appointment at Spa Harry. I imagine he stays booked up pretty far in advance!

    Loved the pictures from Kate and Will's birthdays. Yes, they were a bit different! I have NO doubt that your Will will keep that sweet heart through the teen years.

    Hugs to all.

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  30. I'd like to make an appointment for Friday at 10 AM. Does he have an opening?

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  31. What fabulous imagination and entrepreneurship!

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  32. Kim... so excited for the updates on your family! I have missed you! Looks like you are being well taken care of by your sweet boy!! He is such a doll!

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  33. So cute!!! That's very creative of Harry to think of a spa. If you lived closer, I would definitely be calling for an appointment.

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  34. I am so happy that you opend your blog back up. I have missed your updates. You are a great writer.

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  35. I am so glad that you decided to open back up to the public; I so much enjoy following your blog and your family. I have one little boy who I adopted and who was much prayed for. Your blog is so inspiring!

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  36. I second everyone's sentiments about this little man! Harry, you are a smart, selfless little guy and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. Kim, you're one lucky mama! Enjoy that quality time...THIS, my friend, is what it's all about!

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  37. That is so cute. That business sense will help him make a lot of money some day!

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  38. I'm so glad you've reconsidered moving your blog! And you're absolutely not crazy.

    I went private for a year and missed it so much that I opened up my blog again too. Lucky for all of us, you figured out what you wanted MUCH faster than I did!

    Welcome back!

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  39. I would love to jump in my car and come on down!!! His spa sound just like what my tired muscles need!!! This is just too sweet!!! He has such a generous heart!!!

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  40. hahaha! He is too funny. Great having you back!

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  41. How fun! Wish I lived closer and he could do my hair for me too! What great kids you have there!

    Janet

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  42. You're public again? How did I miss the announcement? Regardless, I'm thrilled to bits to be able to read again!

    As always, the kiddos are just adorable! Looks like y'all are having a great summer together!

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  43. Kim,
    What a joy to see you back on 3 Peanuts! I had missed all the news etc. That little boy of yours is quite ingenious! Julia

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  44. Harry,
    I think of you every day when I am up at the cabin using my "jewelry holder" that you made me last year!
    I wish I was close to you!!! I need a pedicure badly!

    Love,
    Miss Di

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  45. What a little go-getter Harry is! He's surely going to have a very interesting and successful future ahead of him. Love, love, love the pictures!

    Gin =)

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  46. Harry is so creative.

    http://www.eyeballgirl.com

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  47. oh I am so happy to see the 3 peanuts....I have missed your family updates!
    Norah

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  48. Hi this is my second time to your blog and I couldn't pass on a comment this time. Your son is going to grow up to be quite the successful young man! This is just so darn cute and he looks so young.
    I will have to come back for a visit to see what other ventures he's up to.
    :)

    Natalie

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  49. I am so glad that you are back public. I missed the peanuts.
    Jennifer

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  50. I am so happy to be able to read your blog again. It is always makes me smile and gives me a lift. Your family is beautiful!

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  51. An appointment from Spain??? ;)

    Belén.

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  52. He is so cute and creative kim, you should be very proud! glad to see you back, missed you!

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  53. I was so excited to see that I could get on your blog tonight. Those children are amazing! They will grow up to be very respectful and successful adults. Great job Mom!

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  54. Oh what I would do for one of my boys to open a 'spa' here at home and pamper me!
    Too cute, you lucky mom!! :)

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  55. That is adorable!! How much did that spa treatment run you?!? Love it!!

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  56. Tell him, I have recipes, he can have!!!! That is awesome!!!

    Debbie

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  57. That sounds great! My daughters are giving us the barbershop/beauty salon experience (haircut, nail polish, make-up)...

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