Friday, March 28, 2014

Young Capitalists

Spring is just beginning to push up with the flowers, buds and a bit of green showing up.  Our front yard is covered with dandelions and other weeks.  I quixotically pick the dandelions every year, likely to no avail.  Last year the kids sort of helped.  But last weekend, instead of asking them to pick the dandelions, I simply “charged” them 3 dandelions to be pushed on the swing which is their activity of choice these days.  They completely loved it, running around the yard, searching for the dandelions.  They would come running back with their dandelions, do the swing, and then dash off again.  It was a cross between Tom Sawyer and the fence and a lesson in capitalism as a motivator.