Dear Jack: Your Homemade Rack for Your Nike Shoes

11 years, 11 months.

Dear Jack,

Your number one “collectible commodity” these days is Nike shoes. When our family went on vacation last week for Fall Break, you insisted we stop by the Nike outlet near Dollywood.

You found a pair of Air Flight’s for $30. It was quite a win.

When we got back home, you had the creative idea to use your Nike shoeboxes to build a shelf for your Nike shoes.

I imagine that in a few months, between your upcoming birthday and Christmas, you’ll get at least one more pair.

Therefore, I am expecting at least a triple “parking garage” for your Nike’s!



Dear Jack: You Earned Money from Pet Sitting, Then Bought New Nike Shoes!

11 years, 9 months.

Dear Jack,

Last week, I drove you early each morning and later each afternoon to take care of your pet sitting duties in the next neighborhood over.

Your responsibilities included letting two dogs in and out of the house and checking on the two cats; as well as feeding them, along with the dozen or so fish in the aquarium.

Just like last time, you took your job extremely seriously. And you were paid well for your hard work!

Fortunately, your job payment was just in time for you to buy your new 6th grade shoes.

You are now the age where shoes are apparently a big deal- and very expensive.

But you didn’t complain at all, in learning that Mommy and I would pay for most of the expense of your new Nike shoes, but that you would have to take care of the rest.

You have asked me a couple of times now since, “Daddy, how can I get more pet sitting jobs?”