This is another guest post by my oldest.
My mom says there are chores that I have to do because I’m part of the team, and then there are chores that I do and I get some money.Some of this jobs-jobs pay pretty well, but sometimes it takes me a long time to save money for things that I really want to buy. Adding tax money on top of that makes its more challenging.
It’s time to be super-creative!
On my buy list is a Pucci Plush Pup for $19.19 at my favourite store Target. That’s a lot of money, and I’m afraid I won’t get it until I’m really, really old, like 10 years old. So I’m going to ask mom to pay me for good grades at school, after all my teacher says I’m doing great, and I’m not sure how long this greatness will last.
I don’t plan to whine about it, since whining turns my happy mom into a sad mom and it’s not a pretty sight. I’ve explained this to my younger sister a couple of times, but it looks like it will take her a while to understand it. I know that’s not the way to get anything out of mom.
I think this is a brilliant idea, and considering, I’ve thought about it all by myself, I can only see good things coming out of it.
Knowing my mom, she’ll want to know why I think it’s a brilliant idea. Here is my list
1. If she pays me for good grades, then I’ll work very hard, pass all my exams, go to college, get a nice job, make lots of money, buy a house and move out of mom’s and dad’s place.
2. It’s very hard work, and I believe hard work should earn some money. My mom says that all the time. “Hard work pays”
3. It will encourage my little sister to work hard at school too. My mom says am to be a good example to her (She probably doesn’t need the extra money, since she won’t have anybody to encourage).
4. Everybody gets paid for good grades. I know Jon’s dad pays him $5 dollars every time he passes a test.
Do you see any flaws in my argument? Anything else I can add to strengthen my case?
Please check back in a couple of days, and I’ll let you know how successful I was in convincing mom,to pay me for good grades at school.
- Do you pay your kids for good grades? (clubtroppo.com.au)
- Allowances or Chores?
- Chores That Pay Big.
- Should You Give Your Kids an Allowance for Chores? (turbotax.intuit.com)