Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Industrious Daughter

Chelsea, 12, wants to earn some money.
There is an item that she desperately
wishes to purchase.
Rather than ask for the money outright
she has asked what jobs she can do to
earn the $20 required to make this purchase.

It makes her crazy that the government says
she is too young to get a job. She already
knows that she wants to work in a Christian
Book Store, volunteer at the Library and at
a Thrift Store. We warned the girl at the Book
Store register the other day that Chelsea is coming
for her job as soon as she can legally work...Ha!

Yesterday, she noticed that the laundry was
piling up. She has been doing more and more
laundry. She decided though to challenge
herself to do ALL of the dirty laundry in the
whole house in one day for a price.

It was a LOT!!!!!

I told her that it was probably worth about
$10 to me if she could get it all done in
one day.

HA!

Jokes on me.

The little stinker buckled down and
when I was returning from a meeting last
evening she was putting the last load into
the washer.

Don't you love it?

Seeing your children set goals for
themselves and then watching them meet
those goals. Rewarding!

I am proud of her. I wonder how she might
earn the other $10? I'm going to let her
figure it out...(-;

She'll think of something!
Chelsea has a will of iron.

She is very quiet in her strength
but is very strong!

4 comments:

Mrs. Rabe said...

Chelsea is a lovely young woman. Did you get a chance to listen to the last 2 radio programs? My girls and I really enjoyed our time together, and with you and Chelsea!

Miss Paula said...

Woohoo!!!! Great job Chelsea! It sounds like she is motivated!! Keep up the good "work"!

Bethany Hissong said...

I love to hear about kids taking charge and figuring out how to earn their own money. I think you won't have to worry about her! She sounds like a bright young lady!
Thanks for your nice note today. I really wasn't sure how people would feel about me sharing that, but it's only been warm and supportive responses which makes everything a bit easier. I keep thinking that life isn't manageable without friends... that's one of God's great gifts to us! I hope you're having a good week :)

Kim said...

That's great! Keep us posted on how she plans to earn the last of the money. She will treasure the item more since she has worked so hard for it.