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25. Raising the Kids
Louise and Neil had been dating for three
. She was 40, and he was 50. They
to get married and have two kids as
as possible, but there was a problem. They
on how they would raise their kids.
had a high-paying job, Neil could stay home
raise the kids. He looked forward to that,
he felt that he would be a great
. First, he would teach them how to read.
he would teach them about life. His kids
not going to waste their time reading fairy
and watching Sesame Street. They were going to
practical stuff, like how to use Microsoft Office
how to get a four-year scholarship to Harvard.
wanted them to become business majors, because business
where the money is.
Louise had other plans.
wanted her kids to relax and enjoy life.
didn't want them to grow up too fast.
was the oldest child in a poor family,
her father had put her to work in
fields as soon as she turned six. Life
been hard for her. She didn't want it
be hard for her children.
Neil said not
worry. There was still plenty of time for
to figure out a way for the kids
have fun and still become happy millionaires.