Saturday, August 29, 2009

Am I breaking any child labor laws?

I don't think so. . . .but you be the judge. My car was in bad need of washing and I considered taking it to the full service car wash but had a better idea. Why not take Owen and Liesl and let them do the vacuuming? I HATE vacuuming---they LOVED it. They started at the top and did every last inch of that car.

In all kinds of crevices. . . . .
Every speck on the floor. . . .and it gets pretty dirty with Papa's wheelchair going in and out.


If I had paid them in cash--I would have broken child labor laws. But since I paid them in ice cream cones--not a problem. So I'm calling this a two-fer. Good cleaning--good kids date. Everyone wins.




6 comments:

Larkin Legacy said...

Wow! Who knew that Liesl and Owen would work for ice cream cones! I better stock up for their next visit. Don't know if my next car wash will wait that long, though! Thanks so much for posting everyday things with your(our)grandchildren. I love it!
Their Other Grandma

Jenny ESP said...

Ah, so that's how I can get around that pesky child-labor law. Pay my kids in ice cream rather than cash. Got it.

PS. Why do kids love vacuuming so much? My kids are literally begging to vacuum on a daily basis.

Hot Pants said...

I avoid that pesky child-labor law by just not paying them. Hard work puts hair on your chest. That's why I need my kids to do it for me. I have hair in enough unwanted places as it is.

Becca said...

It's definately not child labor when they would pay YOU to let them do it. We entered the world of chores this summer and I'm amazed at how much they really can do. Unfortunately I don't think the "fun" in dishes and toilets will last.

Memzy said...

Ah. Chores. Unwanted hair. You get all sorts of things here.

gelly said...

Child labor laws?? I don't think they have that in Arkansas, so if it becomes a problem, just move here. :)