Early this summer Galadriel and Bilbo decided to earn a tandem bike. They had lemonade stands, babysat and dog-watched. They asked me if they could do work for me to earn money. I wrote out itemized lists with prices per job. They cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed the stairs, organized the toy room.
They cleaned bedrooms and bathrooms and washed windows.
They picked up and dusted and did laundry. When I ran out of things for them to do, they did it all again the next week. And the next.
The bike arrived last week. It took a little getting used to, a couple of spills and some bruises, but they've been on the road ever since!
I am proud of them, my "middle children," and I hope they remember the "summer of the tandem bike" for the rest of their lives!