It’s summertime for real, and in this house, that means double chores for double money.
For allowance on a regular month, the boys have regular chores and they are paid their usual amount. For example, Max is 11, and his regular chores are: cleaning the bathroom once a week, cleaning the yard of dog poop once a week, swiffering the floor once a week, doing his laundry once a week, feeding the dog in the morning every day and letting him outside, and setting the dinner table daily. Then, I pay him his age ($11) bi-weekly.
In the summer, I offer them a chance to earn double chores for double money. So, then, Max has to agree to do the additional chores on the pic attached plus his regular chores, in exchange for being paid each week. The catch is that he has to choose a goal to save for in advance and that the money he earns each week has to be saved until the end of the summer, when he can buy his goal item(s).
It’s a fun project, this is our fourth summer of double chores, and this year Max is saving for roller blades and Nick for a scooter. The added lesson to this is that the boys really cherish and care for the items that they work so hard to save for.