Originally Posted by CX650
Am I expecting too much of an eleven year old who goes to 'Big School' in September after summer break?
Hey you grumpy old git, as you know I have a 7 yo son here,
and he earned 1 euro last weekend, he washed & vacuumed my car.
Next day he brought the neighbours kid who is in his class,
and those 2 7&8yo kids made 5 euros. They washed a lot of cars.
They dragged the neighbours out and washed their cars too.
What I do is provide a vacuumcleaner, bucket, car-soap, a bunch of sponges and the garden hose.
The cars even get quite clean as I taught him how to do it.
This year I will teach him to 'bill me': write down what he did and then hand it in at the end of the week.
I think better this way than just giving a weekly allowance/pocket money.
An 11 year old should be expected
to help out in the house anyway.
My kids help set the table, wash dishes, etcetera. I did that when I was a kid too.