Josh and Marcus were asking if I could order a pizza for dinner. I really didn't want to so I through out, "if you want to buy it, you can order it." They had just deposited their money in the bank account so they didn't have any cash on hand. I told them they could earn it. I didn't think they would go for that. But they got inspired! They decided to go for it. I had to hurry to think of a bunch of chores for them to do.
This is what they did:
Josh: washed windows on the inside, cleaned all the cupboards and appliance fronts in the kitchen, swept the kitchen, bathroom, utility room and the dining room, and washed all the doors in the house
Marcus: vacuumed all the bedrooms and made my bed, he cleaned my bathroom and washed down both bathtubs, and he mopped the dining room.
I think that was worth 15 bucks, don't you?
The cool thing about this is that I was just praying to God this morning during my Bible study and telling Him how frustrated I am that I don't ever get to deep clean much. I want so much to be able to keep up with the housework, but some days it just doesn't happen. I'm lucky if I can cook, clean the kitchen, homeschool, sweep the kitchen floor, do the dishes and do 4 loads of laundry each day. I know it will get easier when Lily is older, I just hate living in a dirty house. So God answered my prayers today. Isn't that wonderful?
Andrew even chipped in $2 out of his bank. They were all so proud of themselves and I think that pizza even tasted better because of their hard work.
All for a pizza...