I had an afternoon appointment today, (don't you just love working daylight hours), and the couples 9 year old daughter, came in from playing. I was introduced to her and she asked me a few inquisitive questions. ( Her parents tried to stop her, but I told them that is was all right), Then out of the blue, she asked if I would like to hear a joke.
I could see the horror in the parents eyes, but I told her, YES, I would love to hear a joke! And she continued.
A man went into a Pet Shop and bought 2 Goldfish. He name them "one" and "two". The reason for the names was, that if "one" died...he would still have "two"!
Well needless to say I laughed pretty good, and thanked her for joke and off she went to play. The parents tried to appologize, but, I stopped them. "It is important that she feel comfortable when I am around so that the move is easy on her also. Besides...I am a sucker for a kid with a joke!"
Don't ignore the kids! They grow up and buy and sell houses also. The better repore you have with a "family" the better the chance of referrals...even from the kids!