We came up with a list of tasks that Owen can easily accomplish and that would really help us out. We came up with more than three, so I can easily switch the tasks that I would like to have accomplished from week to week. (Or even offer a bonus $ for completing an extra task.) This week, his tasks were to use the hand vac to:
1. Vacuum under the couch cushions, and vacuum the floor in his room.
(A picture of the dirt that O collected. It was very important to him that I photograph this)
2. Vacuum and clean out the jeep.
3. Help me clean out the flower beds and haul leaves and debris to the compost for me.
It's Monday, and he's already completed all three tasks/earned $3!!
So today, we sat down to make containers to store the money in. As he gets older, we'll switch this over the envelope system, but for now, Dave says that little children get more reward from seeing the cash in the containers.
As always, I'm pretty proud of my little man. AND I'm just so excited to guide him down a path of financial responsibilty and ultimately, Peace.