- The Mayhew kids went to their loving mother and said, “Mom, we’d like to do extra odd jobs to earn money to save for things like college or annuities.”
Mom Mayhew clapped her hands in joy and showered the children in countless dollar bills.
They all lived happily ever after.
And then the earth exploded and candy came out!
So the kids DID ask to make extra money by doing odd jobs.
So I gave each kids a plastic bowl like the one you see above.
We got a pack of poker chips that has parent initials (for id) on them and a dollar among on the front.
- white = $1
- red = $2
- blue = $5
So for a job completed the kids can collect poker chips and then turn them in to be collected.
Example: We are at Target and Peyton sees a book she HAS TO HAVE OR SHE’LL DIE. She knows she has $5 in poker chips in her bowl at home and tells mom she really wants to spend the money. Mom pays cash for the book, then when Peyton gets home she takes the $5 in chips to mom, mom gives her the book, the world goes on.
Yes, the poker chips are the kids’ first debit cards.
- jobs like making your bed and taking out the trash are expected, not paid
- you don’t get paid jobs until expected jobs are done
- telling mom you love her WILL NOT GET YOU EXTRA CHIPS