Emperor begins to explain to the children that presently, each plastic pig is three cents, but due to inflation and gas price increases, they will be five cents each next year. He's not going to get into why, but prices go up. So how many pigs do you want to buy? Ten?
Great. Now all your pigs are dead because you forgot to buy food and fence them in. Want to start again? OK. Yes, maybe seven pigs is a better idea.
Yes, I'll pretend you can buy food and a fence with the rest of the money. Now the price has gone up and you can make a profit! Want to sell your pigs at the local bacon stand?
Great. But then you have to pay your farmhand. And sales tax. And now the income tax man has come around. You just lost a lot of money.
Rose suggests they sell the plastic bears at this point. Now Emperor gets into the various differences in price, feeding pigs vs. bears, resale value, and who are you going to hire to take care of your bears? Plastic bunnies now enter the picture. Easter drives the cost of the plastic bunnies up. Is it still a good idea to buy a bunny?
Next time I will hand the kid a textbook.