I'm sure we've discussed this before, but I wanted some fresh input. difficult child is looking for ways to earn money. She has earrings that she needs to buy for her newly re-pierced ears. I traditionally do not pay for chores because I feel that should be done as being part of the family. And a paper route is out because it wouldn't be HER paper route; it would be OUR paper route. difficult child gets lost and I'd have to go with her and...it's winter and cold and rainy and...just NO. So, I did give her some chores for tonight that really aren't *her* chores, rather mine, but they need to be done and I'm not at all up to it today and I'm paying her for them. Anyway...here's the thing. She came to me asking what she could do to earn money and she's been working her tail off for the last couple of hours which is HUGE for her (folding clothes, sweep, mop, dusting, vacuum). Normally, 5 minutes into it and she decides she doesn't want the money that bad. So, there is definitely some maturity going on. I need ideas on what you guys are willing to pay your kiddo's for. by the way, I LOVE the new smileys! This one is sooo me today.