Monday, May 23, 2011

Earning $$...

We had a really fun weekend doing some birthday celebrating...Molly and to come soon as Molly really is having a week long birthday celebration. I'll tell you, she really knows how to do it at 6!!

Wednesday ends our school year here. Both Cameron and Molly have expressed a desire to have a few chores in order to earn some allowance. I think it is a great idea I'm just not sure how to execute it. What have you done for your kids in order for them to earn an allowance? Some of the jobs that I am picturing are things like making their beds, emptying the dishwasher, wiping down their bathroom. Things that are pretty easy but also things that will take more than just 5 minutes. How have you established how much you give your child for an allowance and what do you allow them to spend it on? I struggle with what they should be allowed to buy and what Mike and I should be providing them. They really don't want for much but I don't allow them to get things every time we go to the store. No can do.

Please share with me your ideas and practices...a little hard labor goes a long way, right?

1 comment:

  1. We, too, have just started giving a little to Jack and Anna for extra jobs (like pulling weeds...). They make their beds, pick up, etc. as a daily expectation ;0 most of the time. I was thinking when we do start a regular allowance-save some, spend some, give some away to church or another organization. (Sorry so long, Beth. Love your blog.) Take care!