I'm about to sign a lease on a shop, and while it's what I want, I'm worried I'll make a mess of things and send the whole family to the poorhouse. My boyfriend was away in Canberra when I received word that the owner of the building had accepted my application, so I turned to our daughters. "I got the shop. I'm glad, but I'm scared. What if I screw it up? What if the shop doesn't do well? What advice can you offer me?" My daughters were thoughtful for a moment, then my seven-year-old said, "Sell more interesting stuff," and then "Find out what people want." My eight-year-old, meanwhile, merely said, "Daddy'll still have his job, won't he?"