Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sam Sam the Money-Making Man


Samuel has been earning money for the past several months in order to purchase a new portion of his favorite toy, his Geo-Trax. He is very focused on buying the airplane and remote control that comes with it. We have decided, with the advice of my mom, to capitalize on this desire and give him new chores and responsibilities around the house in order to earn it for himself. I have been amazed at what he is able to do. I'm sure we pay him way too much for these chores, but this is no cheap toy. It will take him until he's 15 to earn the money =) unless we pay him well. He unloads the dishwasher, laying everything on the counter for me to put away. He does the silverware minus the sharp knives. When it's time to load it up again, he puts in the soap and presses the button (these, I think, are his favorite parts of the dishwasher job). Sometimes I give him the job of "babysitting" Kara while I take a shower. Of course, he loves this one because he gets to be the boss! My mom has also been employing him to help with small chores in her bedroom. He gets paid a quarter to stack Pappy's formula and briefs in the closet bins. HOWEVER, I have been most recently amazed by his ability to do this.......

Buckle your seatbealts, everyone, this boy is FOLDING LAUNDRY!!!!!!





YAHOOOOOOO!!!! He's up to 14 dollars and something now. I can't wait for the day when we take all of the quarters and go to make our big purchase!! =) Great job, Buddy!!

7 comments:

Jim said...

Sounds like your Sam is about as industrious as our Sam! Our Sam (and his wife Christina) just closed on a house in Huntsville yesterday. He's out of the Navy now and landed a good job with an International firm based out of Chicago.

The mom~ster said...

this post made me smile

Tim, Kristen & Megan said...

Good job, Sam! Way to work hard! Too bad you guys aren't closer. I would hire him to fold my laundry help with the dishwasher! Hope he earns his money quickly so that he can buy his special toy!

Karis said...

Yay for four posts! I loved reading them and seeing the pictures. So glad you have been able to spend so much time with family -- camping with all those kids -- oh my! But so much fun too.

Mmmmm! Milkshakes. Travis, come make one for us! :-) And bring some real milk with you too!

Sam, way to work so hard. Do you give 10% of it to God? Or maybe it's more appropriate to ask if you now get to participate in grace giving? I'm thinking back to the days when I would earn money and save it in my butter container in a specific place in the kitchen. Anyway, I'm so proud of you for working hard so you can buy your toy.

Will and Carrie said...

I do laundry on Mondays. Is Sam available for folding duty that day? We would pay for all his travel needs as well!! What a big helper you have. My how time flies when your having fun!
Miss you all and love reading about what you all are up to and how God is blessing your beautiful family!

jeileenbaylor said...

That's great! How wonderful to have a little helper around too ;) Great seeing you guys last weekend. Thanks again for letting us use your crib! You are so sweet!

Ben and Carissa said...

I don't know why, but I have missed your latest and greatest blog updates! I loved all the last 6 or so posts!! I don't know where I've been! I especially love that Sam is doing the laundry! Again, you have inspired me dear buddy!