Saturday, January 20, 2007

Two boys, 4 tools and unlimited potential

Kids sit around in the house too much these days. So on this snowy day, I asked Matthew and his friend if they would clear the sidewalk ion front of the house. In exchange, they would get $5.00 each in iTunes to download songs. They were all over it (as you can see).

As I watch these two work, I'm thinking...they could make alot of money on a day like today just clearing sidewalks and driveways for people. Shouldn't we parents help the younger set understand how to be industrious and how to make money? Isn't it amazing that the schools teach everything but how to develop good relationships and how to make money?

Its so fun watching these kids work. You can tell they are trying to figure out how to get the job done, who's responsible for what, how to pace themselves, track progress and trying to understand what doing a good job really means.

While I'm at it, might as well teach them how to do just a little bit extra; the 1% more that's so rare these days.

Great job Matthew and Joey!
p.s. I'll post another photo at 4:00pm (deadline for project to be completed) and see how they did.


Anonymous said...

That is one long mattock Matthew is using.

Send them up here. I'll negotiate a contract with them.


aditya bajaj said...

I need some help too. Are they still available? ;)

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