Will has started doing chores (and in an interesting twist, he's also picked up sighing recently). He has to clear the table every night, make his bed in the morning and bring in the garbage pails on garbage day.
I think it's important to start this early. And really, why do you have kids if not to get them to do stuff for you? I figure by the time he's five he can be doing all the laundry and waxing my car?! Relax...I'm quasi joking.
As I was checking out his bed this morning I was thinking maybe it's time to start giving him an allowance? One of the things that I'm very passionate about in raising Will is teaching him about money. I think there are a crap load of teenagers out there who think that money grows on trees and that when you want something, you just go and get it. This will not be my kid. But is four and a half too little to get it?
I'm considering getting this piggy bank which I love! I saw it when I was pregnant with Will and made a note of it for later. Maybe that's now. I'm thinking two bucks a week for his chores and then we split it - 50 cents in each slot?
What do you do with your kids and money? Do they get an allowance? Are you encouraging them to save it?
*Oh and do YOU want to save some money?? Stay tuned next week when I'll be giving away tickets to Disney On Ice!!! A great March Break tradition!*