Saturday, March 1, 2014

Preparing for Parade Day

With the biggest day on the southside of Chicago quickly approaching, my sons have shown an impressive entrepreneurial spirit this year. The Southside St. Patrick's Day Parade brings in tens of thousands of revelers to the neighborhood with cash in one hand and a cold beer in the other.

This basically results in lack of good judgment and a general willingness to spend money on whatever.

Like this interesting necklace crafted by Daniel:

Asking price: $4. I think it's made from dental floss.
With the help of an ambitious art teacher's tutelage this month, my middle son has also designed some kind of yarn-based Irish flag:

Whoops.  Photographed it upside down.  Meh.  After a couple cocktails, nobody will notice.
In the flurry of really over-priced Irish crap creation, Joey was feeling left out. 

But not for long:

Joey is hoping to sell this baby for $7.  I think it's reasonable given the circumstances.

I do believe this is exactly how Bill Gates started out.


  1. Wow! Bargains all around! Is the etsy shop open as well? Have they considered going back to their roots and just doing the bracelets? (spun with gold of course)

  2. Got to give them an A for creativity! What about making some type of green cookies? I can see that being popular!


  3. Am I alone in wondering what the 'circumstances' are?

    1. People with lots of beers will think this stuff is AWESOME. ;)

  4. Hahaha! You have the most creative kids! Love that second flag. That's a keeper. :-)

  5. You have absolutely NO worries about how your boys will support themselves! Oh, to be so fortunate!!


    1. Yeah. Crafters NEVER end up homeless.... ;)