So awhile back the kids and I were in Target and The Champ begged me to buy him another Bakugan. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 & 10 you know what they are. If not, just combine Pokemon & Transformers.
Anyway, in an effort to teach him about the value of a dollar, in the case of a Bakugan, six, I asked him if he'd be willing to do some chores around the house. I told him I would start giving him an allowance if he agreed. He said o.k.
I decided he would be responsible for bringing in the empty trash cans when he gets home from school.
Here's where my decision to have him take care of the trash cans failed. The first few times went fine. We would get home, he would see the empty cans at the end of the driveway and put them away.
Then Peanut decided she wanted to help her big brother. Arguments ensued because The Champ didn't want to share his "chores" with his sister.
"Um, kid you'll still get the same allowance whether your sister helps or not." I thought to myself.
I told him he would still get the same amount and to let his sister help.
The last two weeks the kids have taken it to the next level. Not only are they fighting over my trash cans, they are going to the neighbor's and bringing their trash cans from the curb to their doors.
Fine job teaching him the value of a dollar. Don't they realize this is supposed to be a chore?
I wonder if cleaning the toilets would get this response?
Labels: Peanut, The Champ