Top of the day everyone...
Jennifer decided recently that she was no longer worrying about how clean the kids' rooms were. This has led to a general, long-term state of disarray in their rooms.
Since she thinks this is a non-issue, it makes it difficult for me to make their monthly allowances contingent on the state of their rooms.
Please note - allowances have merit beyond getting money for chores. They are useful for teaching kids how to budget.
There is a creative solution. The creative solution is this. I will give them their allowances. If the room is not clean to some reasonable standard, I will give them their allowances in loonies, hidden throughout the room. This will start on January 1st for the boys. Keren is not quite as bad.
On February 1st, I switch to quarters. On March 1st, I switch to dimes. It really is a crying shame that the Royal Canadian Mint has ceased minting the penny.
Have a great day.
Appendix: Turnabout is fair play. Jesse ordered some books on Amazon this evening. He had a gift card, but went $30 over the amount of the card. He paid me back. He gave me a $20 bill, and 10 loonies.