I have been in discussions with Madi about caring for our cats lately. She's at an age where she could handle feeding them, and I thought perhaps she could use that as a chore to make some money.
Tonight before bed, she noticed that they needed a food fill-up. As we tended to their bowls, the following discussion took place:
Madi: "You know, Mommy, I could start taking care of the cats for you."
Mommy: "Oh yeah, Madi? What would you do?" (trying to feel out the scope of the position in her mind)
Mommy: "Ten dollars? I was thinking more like five per week, Madi."
Madi: "Seven!" (She shouts desperately as she chases me down the hallway)
I wish her Kindergarten teacher good luck this year...