Our pediatrician, photographer, and hoardes of strangers have suggested my four year old son would make a great model. And now he's just accidentally had his first paid gig. Our photographer asked for permission to use a single photo in his yellow pages advertisement and gave us $100 for signing a model release. I think I'll put that money into an IRA or other savings plan for him because one can't start saving for retirement too early. And now I'm wondering if other opportunities would be available to him. We live in southeastern Michigan, not LA, NYC, or Chicago but some auto ads and local ads are shot here. I somehow feel weird even considering this, but savings are savings and why not get him started early? At the moment I have the time to take him to shoots, but I wonder what it's like. Does anyone have direct experience with this? Is it fun for kids? And moms? Does it help kids develop any useful skills? I'd be interested in knowing about people's experiences.