My friend that I carpool with is an accountant. One of her clients just happens to be Emily's first grade teacher. My friend helps at the school a lot and has always brought completed work to Emily's teacher during the school day.
Last week my friend needed to get papers to Emily's teacher, but she couldn't run them into the school. After texting to each other, they decided to put them in Emily's backpack and Emily would give them to her teacher. Actually, her teacher texted something along the lines of "that works for me. BTW, I adore Emily". How sweet is that? Makes me very proud.
While I loaded Emily up in the car, we joked that she is officially a courier. And wouldn't you know it, my friend actually paid her $1 to deliver the papers.
That's Emily's first earned dollar. We don't pay our kids to help out with chores around the house. We expect them to help out without having an incentive other than contributing to our household. So, she was very pleased with herself for making one dollar.
And the very next day, she spent it. They have a spirit cart out at lunch every other week. She bought this bracelet with her hard (or not so hard) earned money.
My girl is quite the entrepreneur. Look for her on The Junior Apprentice this fall on NBC. HA!