05 April 2010

Workin' Hard for the Money?

Growing up, my parents graciously gave both my brother and I a weekly allowance: $10 at about age 10. But we had to work hard for that Friday "paycheck." We made our beds daily (ahem, nearly daily!), fed our pet guinea pig and hamster (when we weren't racing them against each other) and more—I even remember cleaning the leaves out of the pool with a net (I thought this was the coolest chore of all!). I wish I had equally vivid memories of what I bought with my hard-earned cash ....

Do you pay your kids an allowance? If so, how frequent and how much? Comment or send me an e-mail (gsparling@dallaschild.com) and your thoughts might be included in an upcoming DallasChild story!


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