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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12th - Picking Dandelions

We were worried that the rainstorm this afternoon would turn into a thunderstorm, so we stayed close to home.  (That just means we will get to do two parks one day this week).  While we were outside, my mom offered to pay my little ones for picking the dandelions in the yard. We have A LOT!

My kids have jobs that they do just because they are part of our family and we are a team, but they also have some "money chores" they can do to earn a little money of their own.  We follow a plan in a book called Parenting Breakthrough by Merilee Boyack.   LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!

All 3 had a great time looking for the dandelions, but Andrew was HIGHLY MOTIVATED.  He kept going, even after it started to rain hard.  He picked 207!   

Do you ever pay your kids to help in the yard?


  1. LOVE the book too! And as a matter of fact, my children were busy picking dandelions for a penny today too!

  2. Still laughing at 207 dandelions! That is awesome!

    -Rachel H