Three young kids just rang my doorbell. They were probably 10-13 years old. They asked if they could rake my front yard for $10.
I have a large front yard – and a lot of leaves. $10 is not a fair wage. They don’t know it yet, but I’ll give them $25.00 when they are done.
I have a soft spot for anyone willing to work. And these kids had a great sales pitch – they had a Toys-R-Us ad in hand and said, "Can we rake your yard for $10 because we want to get these toys". They had several things circled on the page.
While I am thankful my kids have never had to work on other people yards just to get a few toys I also realize my kids have lost an experience by not HAVING to work for some things.
But it is Thanksgiving Eve, and I couldn’t be more happy then to have a group of giggly kids working on my leaves.
My kids? One is out walking the dog and the other is at a movie.
Me? I’m just about to sign off for the next couple of days. Thanksgiving is the only "holiday" we celebrate that means much to me. And it means a lot to me because my friends mean a lot to me – and because I have a lot to be thankful for. More on that in my next post.