Just over a week ago, kiddo go it in her head that she needs her own money, to "buy stuff, just because". She came to husband and I with a proposition, she would make her bed, dump the recycling and fill the water jug daily in exchange for $5 a week. She even wrote up a contract for us to sign, and put in a clause - in the event of her needing extra cash she would do additional chores at pre-set amounts up to but not exceeding $20 a week.
Wash dishes - $1
Empty dishwasher - $1
Dump compost bin - $5 (because its gross)
Vacuum - $1 per room
Cook omelets - $1 each (its the only thing she can cook unassisted)
Carry clothes to laundry room - $1
With labour that cheap, how could I refuse? So I signed her contract.
She has been doing her chores, without reminding and marking them off her checklist. This morning, husband goes in to wake her and finds her sleeping on top of her covers wrapped in a spare blanket. Turns out the sneaky little bug hasn't been under her blankets in a week so she doesn't have to make the bed, she just used the spare blanket and tosses it in her closet when she wakes up!
When she gets home from school I'm asking for a refund!