I'm so proud of my 11 year old

United States
August 17, 2008 7:56am CST
She worked yesterday for a friend at her hair salon and my daughter didn't want to leave. Her responsibilities were to sweep the floor, fold the towels, and switch the towels from the washing machine to the dryer. She got tipped by the stylists and her hair highlighted for free while there was a lull in customers. My friend said she did really good, always asking what could she do, never giving her attitude, etc. I am so proud! She did such a good job they asked if she could come back next Saturday. She jumped at the chance. I liked it because she wasn't glued to a tv, video games or a computer. Her best friend is on vacation, so she has been driving me crazy. LOL Plus this is teaching her responsibility!!!!
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hi kimbers867. How wonderful to learn from other people about what a hard worker your daughter is! That's so cool. And you could not teach her any better lesson this soon than the value of good, hard work and that it puts money in her hand. Give her a pat on the back from me. Oh, and give one to yourself for doing such a fantastic parenting job!
• United States
17 Aug 08
Thanks PearlGrace! I appreciate it. I was always an eager beaver growing up. Shoot I had a morning paper route while I was in middle school until I reached 16. My parents were always struggling so I had no problem earning spending money for myself. It was a goal of mine to always teach my girls that. I hope she can keep it up. We made the choice that I would not be a working mom, until they got into school, so it has been tight but we are making it without any extra debt (besides mortgage and car). Now I do work during the school year but the summers get a little tight. I save for the summer but now with only one week left, I'm tapped out of my personal money. Once I start working again, things will pick up but it is a choice that we made as parents not to put our kids in daycare. I was babysitting this summer so that helped out. I really think if your kids see that your ambitious hopefully they will be also.
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
17 Aug 08
I think this is a great way for her to experience responsibility and helping out other people. As long as she's having fun I think it's a great thing to do. It's good to hear that she behaved this well and is well brought up, he thrilled your friend must have been to have such a handy little helper around the saloon. I could imagine the people coming there must have thought it was a great thing for her to do too. I agree this is much better then computergaming, and she got a great new hairdo in return. Thumbs up! [/em]wink[/em].
• United States
17 Aug 08
Thanks cyberfluf! Right, once it's not fun anymore we will look at the situation. She is sore today, and I said welcome to the real world! LOL But she loved it when we to the store and she found a little something and bought it herself.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Congratulations! You're 11 year-old daughter is learning to become responsible. I hope she continues to be like that. Good day kimbers
• United States
17 Aug 08
Thanks djoyce! Now I just wish she could be more responsible at home. LOL Thanks for the response.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
18 Aug 08
You have a reason to be proud! She did a very good thing. Kids these days seem to just want to sit in front of the tv. I am glad she liked it and hope they keep her interested.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
18 Aug 08
That is good news indeed. Your daughter is growing up. And moving on to the next phase in life. It is indeed good news that she is enjoying her work as well. Much better than just lazing around at home doing nothing all day. Heh heh heh... congratulations!