My boys had a wonderful opportunity to spend the last three days working at a Dog Show. We didn’t know what to expect, but we did know they were being paid $25 per day and would be there from 7:45 until 3:00 at the latest.
We did find the right people, they were understanding knowing we were clueless and sent the boys to agility. This is where dogs climb ramps, jump hurdles, etc. all on instructor command. It was a looooong day as there were more workers than needed. They would work for thirty minutes and then sit for thirty minutes to an hour. On the plus side, I got a lot of crocheting done, but it didn’t bode well for days two and three.
The “work” experience was a success. Ben and Noah learned that work is not all fun and games, but, when done right, it can be rewarding and sometimes enjoyable. They already have big plans for their $75 that is burning a hole in their pockets. I’m glad they had the chance for responsibility, hard work, engaging adults, seeing a world they’d never normally get to see and earning their own money. I hope we get to do it again!