Today is pocket-money day. Well, yesterday actually, but I didn’t have enough change for the kids. I begin with checking if the kids owe me money. You see, sometimes they ask for advances. Then, a look at the chore chart to know their “performance score” ((we tried pocket money as universal basic income, but that didn’t work. I ended up feeling exploited). I adapt their pockey money based on their performance. It was a bit of tinkering. first, a very mathematical approach by calculating the average over 4 weeks, then I took the median. I’m now trying a 3-tier system: good (100% of pocket money), sort of good (80%), needs improvement (50%). Maybe I spent too much time in corporate settings.
It’s now evening and most of their pocket money is gone. Melted away. Spend on sweets, sugar covered cereals I refuse to buy, and a wooden sword. Only one still has substantial money left, dangling it in front of her sisters