As it’s been a gorgeous sunny week so far, we’ve been out and about in the sunshine a lot and the two small ones each had great fun washing the car for us.
It was all the 8 year old’s idea. He decided the car looked grubby and asked if he could wash it. As he never wants to do anything for free nowadays (there’s always a catch with money involved!) he said he’d wash the car for us for £2.
Bargain. A clean car and something to keep them occupied for a while?! Sounded OK to me.
So armed with a washing up bowl full of warm water and a little bit of washing up liquid, both he and the 4 year old gave it a good clean.
4 year old:
“This is funny washing the car up, mummy!”
*sings* “Scrub dub a dub dub, dub….”
We ended up with a nice clean car, two occupied children who had found something more interesting to do than moan they were bored/argue, but £4 lighter. (Well, had to pay the small one for his efforts, too!)
Worth it though!
So, do your children do jobs to earn any pocket money? Or do they just get money regardless? I’d love to hear what others do….