At the dinner table Jim Andersen does his best to relax, while Cathy chatters on about her friends at school, and Bud tries to get an extra couple dollars. When Betty wants a new dress, it’s enough to push Jim into a tirade on how he used to work for the things he needed as a boy.
Cathy finally gets attention from dad, and she tells him how she tried to raise money selling pelican banks, but is afraid she’ll have to become a cattle rustler instead. Bud keeps interrupting to ask for his fluorescent cap and socks, while Betty is back to mooch money from dad.
Maybe Cathy just needs a winning slogan to sell her pelicans. Bud sets out to get jobs for his new baby sitting service. Now it’s Jim’s turn to interrupt as the teen ager takes orders for the service over the phone. Though the kids are all trying their best, Jim is soon annoyed that he can’t do what
he had planned.
Those crazy kids even won him the pity of a police officer. What about those pelicans? Will Cathy reach her goal of selling them all off?