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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer Job for Kids

Our neighbor went for a two-week vacation last month  so she hired our kids to water her plants while she was gone.  She also  hired them last year when she went for a vacation.  She has a big vegetable garden which is plenty of fruits.  She asked us to pick some of her vegetable that are ready
I love to watch my kids work in the garden and I love the fact that they love what they do!
I told the kids that  if she try to pay them that they should tell her she doesn't have to but she insisted  to pay them $30.  My daughter's share went to her savings  and my son went to his wallet.  He said that he is saving for something hehehe.

When I was a kid, I used to look for something that I could do during summer time when I am off from school.  Mist of the times, I helped my Mom cook some snacks and sell it to our neighbors.
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Ecuador InMyEyes said...

What a beautiful garden! And summer jobs are great way to teach children about money.

Melissa said...

That is an awesome garden! And a great way to teach your kids about responsibility.

Caitlin Stevens said...

That garden is so beautiful. I used to take care of my aunts garden when she went on Vacation also. She had so many flowers it was insane!

nova hedges said...

its funny that your daughter is thrifty and your son isn't ...they do have different interest that's really great for introducing kids on responsibilities and ways for them to earn money too.

Nichole Arnold said...

As a kid, I was always looking for ways to make money! I would love loved a job like this! Shoot, can I have this job now? LoL

Brie S said...

what a great idea to make some extra cash and to teach children about working for their money and savings. I wish I could have my own garden. Yours looks beautiful.

mhie said...

That's great kids can do summer job these days ann at at the same time they are enjoying what they do.

mhie said...

It's good that summer job is there and you can save something you want to buy. It's important that kid's nowadays needs to learn simple responsibilities.

kat b said...

That's so nice that the neighbors let them water the garden and even paid them for it. Great way for kids to save up and learn responsibilities. That garden is very beautiful too!

papaleng said...

A very beautiful garden indeed. Wow! at an early age your kids are exposed to having a job na.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Good job to your kiddos Sis Rose and glad that they saved their money. The flowers are really pretty and colorful.

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a wonderful opportunity for your children to do a little work for your neighbour. And it's useful work too. The garden looks beautiful.

Ruth Kelly said...

She has one of those perfect gardens. She must love it.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

What a productive way to spend summer! The kids do something that they enjoy, and they get paid for it! Cool!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a great way to earn money!

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Tingting R said...

Your kids are very hard working. It is never to early to teach them the value of hard work. Good job!

Greta said...

I used to pay kids to do things, but then they either stop doing them and want the money, or want more money than it would cost for me to hire a gardener to do the same thing. Dilemmas...,

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Really great life lessons your kids are learning!

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