Skip to content

Work Ethic

January 16, 2012

Who says kids these days don’t work hard?

As the snow came down my intrepid boys headed out to the green garage to collect wood.  It was a surprise for their Mummy, of course a surprise is more fun if you are watching the whole time!  They loaded the sled together then Huwyl pulled it to the house, it probably weighed about as much as he did.  Then they loaded it all into the wood box, their faces so proud of their achievement.

Around here collecting sleds of wood counts for physical education, with the added benefit of keeping the house warm on a cold snowy day.  Now that’s what I call life skills!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2012 1:04 pm

    I wish I had a sweat shop/child labour force…

    (They are totally adorable!)

    • emmalina73 permalink
      January 18, 2012 9:22 pm

      I highly recommend child enslavement! Of course there is the issue of Mummy enslavement that I’m less keen on…

  2. Dad permalink
    January 18, 2012 10:24 am

    In these days of health and safety did you consider a risk assessment for the job and the completion of a “journey out” assessment. It would read as follows:

    1. Was the driver of the sled fully qualified to drive under these excessive loads and was the sled fully serviced and properly maintained? If not, the sled must not be used again for this purpose and fully checked out with an adult on a proper sled run.
    2. Was the drivers assistant wearing the correct diaper for the job thereby reducing the risk of extra ice on the road due to a leak?
    3. Was the driver in posession of an assessment of the road conditions by the lead adult on the job(I.e. mum) if not, a penalty of two snow balls in the mush is required.
    4. Were the team briefed on the proper union pay rate for the job and the possibility of extra biscuits for completion before tea time?

    More assessment is available if required.

    • emmalina73 permalink
      January 18, 2012 9:23 pm

      You’ll have to come over and do a full health and safety assessment in the workplace to inform the boys of their rights to not do anything risky/fun/exciting as per the regulations!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: