Jeremiah has been asking if he could get paid
for taking out the trash.
I always tell him the same thing,
"Taking out the trash is something you do
because you are part of a family.
We don't get paid for being part of a family."
We do do 'allowances'
but it certainly isn't
payment for services rendered.
If it were - it would be pitiful wages.
And yes, allowances do increase as responsibility increases
but again, it isn't payment;
And it's education.
And it seems to be working;
our kids are all good savers.
(except for T - he's a spender, that one,
but he is a giver, too!)
When Jeremiah brought up the issue of payment yesterday,
I gave my standard answer
and then I asked him what he needed money for.
"Well. I need to start saving for my house, mostly."
He's got me there.....