Friday, September 23, 2011


There are two types of parents regarding allowances: There are the ones that pay, and there are the ones that don't. I refuse to pay my children for doing things that they are already expected to do. Rio and Amaya do not receive an allowance. They view this as a huge injustice.

"Amaya go clean your room!" I demanded.

"How much will you pay me?" she asked.

"Excuse me? No one pays me to clean my room," I reminded her.

"All of my friends get allowances for doing their chores," she complained.

"And what chores do you have that you think you should be paid for?" I asked.

"Ummm...I clean my room...I rinse my dish...I make my bed...I take my showers..."

I laughed, "I'm not going to pay you to take a shower! If you don't want to take showers, you can stink! Let me know how that works out for you."

"I didn't mean showers," she corrected, "I couldn't think of anything else."

"You can't think of anything, because you don't do anything, Amaya," I stated the facts slowly. "If anyone should get paid in this house, it's me. Where's my allowance?"

"Dad says he gives you all of his money," Rio answered.

Heavy sarcasm, " that what he tells you..."

Kids 1/ Mom 0


  1. Very funny. Why do men say things like that? I think it's a conspiracy against the moms. That's what I think.

  2. Kids are way too perceptive these days...

  3. Yes, it's all your fault for getting that slanty place. LOL, glad you're back-we missed you!

  4. I wish I could think that fast!! It's funny how kids pick up on things we don't even realize

  5. You should remind them that other kids lie. When people say "Oh I get my allowance and don't have to do anything" it could be a lie. People lie all the time to save face.

  6. I think Dad's got an appointment with the doghouse....

  7. I'm with you, my kiddos only get allowances for extra chores and usually we get by with ice cream. :)

  8. Sorry to say that she may have gotten you on this one :)
    We don't give an allowance for the kids doing chores. We give allowance so they can learn the value of a dollar and to save for bigger things they want.
    So every Saturday morning when they get their allowance they beg to be taken to Target to buy something.
    So how is this lesson working out for us?
    Kids 1/Parents 0

  9. I got laid off a few weeks ago, do I get an allowance too?

  10. I feel his pain. I to walk In with check In hand lol:)

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