Monday, February 4, 2008

Joining the Work Force

Yesterday in the car, Owen saw my loose change and said, "Mommy, I wan' MUNNY!!" He was pretty insistent about it, so I let him borrow a few coins to rub together. When we arrived at our destination, I made him give them back. "Mommy, I WAN' MUNNY!!"

"You have to do some work first. Then Mommy and Daddy will give you money. We work for money."

This morning I reminded him about work and money. He took off like a shot, running for the stairs to go find Daddy. We gave him a rag and a spray bottle of Basic G, my favorite Shaklee cleaner, and assigned him the hall baseboards. Mommy stayed very close to keep him on task, since he got distracted by the chair rail, Helen, the spray bottle, and the occasional stray toy.

He earned two dimes. What bright and shiny eyes he had! We put the earnings in his bank for safe-keeping.

"I wan' MORE munny!!" he said immediately.


Sherri said...

That is so cute, Joyce...and what a great opportunity you took to teach him the value of money. Grandma Bontrager will get a kick out of seeing that this week...and even using Shaklee...she'll be so proud!

Christy said...

Sounds like you have a little Alex P. Keaton on your hands.

Lisa M. said...

I agree with Sherri--What a great way to show him the value of money! I'm so impressed!

krista said...

Loved the story! Thanks for sharing those little things that we miss about him. =)

Marilyn said...

Well written article.