Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Money doesn't grow on trees!

I am trying to teach the boys the value of money. I have been a bit of a softy and not done well with the whole "pocket money" concept to date. i always end up buying them things or giving them extra money when we are out. So i decided to get tough...... teach them the value of money and what we do to get some!!

They both have a sticker chart to keep track of how many jobs they do and each job they do earns them 25p. The idea being they can earn as much or as little as they like. The harder they work the more they earn...... seemed like a realistic view of how it works in the grown up world!
The pocket money is dished out at the weekend ready to take to the carboot sales that we like to look round on a Sunday or to save in their money boxes if they wish.

Both boys seem to be enjoying this, although Brendan is beginning to find there are jobs he is not keen on doing, like emptying the dishwasher. Kenzie however is happy to do these jobs and i suspect Brendan will see the error in turning down these jobs when his brother gets more pocket money this weekend. Although he is rather keen on hoovering.... so maybe he will not loose any money after all!!

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