Last week I told you here how after spending all their money the previous week, that they intended to save everything this week. Well yes they did, they achieved that goal. And son1 did a lot better with little jobs. His headmaster had promised him a merit mark if he polished his own shoes, something that the boys have never done themselves. So I said they could both earn pocket money for that too. I showed them how to do it and they both made a great effort. Like most boys’ shoes, they were scuffed very grey around the toes. A lick of polish and they were looking nice and black again.
Son1 had also emptied the dishwasher once and done some shredding for Daddy. Meanwhile son2 is getting good about remembering to clear his dishes into the dishwasher after each meal. So this week we awarded them both an extra £2 each in addition to £2 basic, although again we reminded them it could have been more, but for naughtiness and rudeness.
So they filled out their savings charts and put their £4 each into the piggy bank. They were both very pleased to see the numbers growing on the charts.
And I don’t think I showed you how attractive the parcel containing our piggy bank, savings planner and other goodies looked when it arrived.
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