He began to save money for a Hagrid's Hut Lego set. The price was $40. He gets a very small allowance. 50 cents a week to spend, 25 cents to save, and 25 cents to give. So he saved what he could from that. He knew he'd have to work to earn some more money. He asked my dad if he had any jobs for him. One evening he swept out my dad's workshop. Another day a few weeks later, he washed my dad's 4-wheeler and helped him change the oil in a lawnmower.
His cousin helped out a bit with the washing!
I paid him a dollar to sweep out the van. He scrubbed the bathtub for 75 cents.
He knew he still didn't have enough money. He decided it was time for a lemonade stand. He used $6.01 of his money to buy lemons, sugar, and cups. He paid his sister a quarter to wash the lemons and sit with him. He did most of the work himself. I let him use a sharp knife which almost gave me a heart attack. His lemonade was tasty. He carried out the table and set it up. He had the idea to offer free water to the dogs who walked by.
He was thrilled when he broke even after a little over an hour. He spent 3 hours out there, and he earned all he needed, plus an extra dollar. Woooo!
The Lego Hagrid's Hut should arrive today, from a delivery truck. He is so excited and proud. Not as much as I am, though.