Kids and Pocket Money

Kids and Pocket Money

Today, I was in town and stood in the a queue waiting to pay for my shopping. In front of me were a group of boys all purchasing their FIFA World Cup Stickers. They must have been 9 or 10 years old.

One of the lads was asking to see the sticker books that the other boys had. He had told the other lads that he was only allowed on pack of stickers a week because he didn’t have any money. When the boys quizzed him about pocket money he said his mum didn’t believe in pocket money.

The conversation continued and one of the smallest boys stopped dead turned around, placed his hands on his hips. I couldn’t believe my ears when he sparked up with “Well, you had better have words with your mum. If you do her jobs like making your bed, tidying your room she might give you some pocket money. I get £2.00 a week. Your not going to have a very good life if you don’t earn money so you should get it sorted out now!”

Well, all I can say is young man you seem to have your head screwed on but don’t waste all your money on stickers!

I really appreciate your comments and your time. Elaine