The kids have their piggy bank with the save/spend/donate slots and William received an old school gumball machine from Nana that takes pennies for his birthday. A penny is a nice reward for doing something helpful for me around the house, don't you think? What, you're too good to do something for a penny? Yeah, me, too. But not them. Suckers!
This afternoon William put the silverware, the sippies, and the cups away for me. He earned a penny. He could choose whether to add it to his piggy bank or to spend it on a piece of gum from his gumball machine. He chose gum and that's fine. It was his penny to do with what he wanted. He wanted to earn another to put into his piggy bank so I asked him to take the garbage around the house to the big garbage container. He wasn't quite sure that was worth a penny.
A bag with a poopy diaper in it. Is it worth a penny, buddy? Is it?
Drew sorted the laundry. All clothes that belonged to children in one basket, all clothes that belonged to daddy or me in another, and all towels or sheets in another. She thought that was so great and was proud to earn a penny. She, too, chose gum.
My new life goal is to put myself out of work. Today is day 1. And it cost me 3 pennies. Not bad.
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