This years ‘big ticket’ christmas present for the children.
$100 paid off a $483.50 layby they had to finish paying off themselves.
This has resulted in the children asking for jobs to do (as well as trying to negotiate their payments for those jobs).
I was anxious they’d be dissappointed it wasn’t given entirely & was prepared for tears.
BUT, they were really excited & extra happy (probably suprised they were getting any kind of console at all)
Our yard has never been so clear of dog poo with pooper scooper runs being worth $5!
What a brilliant initiative… Might have to tell my roommate to set this up for me (they’d get nothing out of it, except for a clean house… But they’d also be out of money…)
They will appr chage it so much more for earning it 🙂
I totally agree Marie! So sorry it has taken me so long to respond to this one! I completely missed it.
An excellent way to teach values Lou! I hope your new year was a good one! 🙂
Thanks so much Jason 🙂 I get stuff right sometimes! #Parenting is a bit like doing a rubicks cube in the dark alot of the time!
I couldn’t agree more! Definitely has ups and downs! 🙂
Brilliant Miss Lou! *applause*
Thanks hon xx
Well done Lou! Savor the victory, as you would know, they are few and far between!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Laura xx
Now that is very clever.
Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂
That was a brilliant idea ! ☺
Yes, a bit of a miracle on my part.. lol
Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. 🙂
Most welcome. ☺
You are good!!! The kids also happy too…
You’re very kind. I make lots of mistakes too, though very happy this one worked out well.
Love your winning ways, Miss Lou. I’d be broke if I had to pay your kids to poop scoop here. My dog is a little, big ‘sh,,,,er’. 😀 Happy New Year.
Haha! We’ve got the one dog – Halo. She’s a guide dog and actually has a harness to poop in, but Joost leaves it off so the children can earn the money from picking them up.
Also, she is a sh,,,,er too, and actually walks while she is pooping so there is about 7 poop nuggets every time she goes. The children have been trying to negotiate ‘better wages’ by demanding $5 for each nugget.. lol
Oh lol……don’t give in! Tell them they are not gold nuggets. 😀
Negotiations have been hard, and did result in a raise to $5 per group of nuggets done in the one pooping session.
That means if Halo poops 3 x a day, they can earn $15. lol
Ha! the economics/value of poop. One day they may be able to sell it to generate electricity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bustKxqbHo0
Love it!! That has the ‘poo’tential to be a great idea…
Thank you 🙂 It’s a bit of hit and miss being a parent. #Always Learning
Good for you Lou, I’d say a clean yard at Christmas and there after would be great….best wishes for 2016….
Yes, I have to say the children pretty much took care of cleaning just about everything after Christmas! I’ve hardly had to lift a finger.. lol
Thanks for taking the time to comment Michael.