My son, Chase, is up to something.  I know it.  What evidence do I have?  Last night, he volunteered to pickup and clean the bathroom, kitchen and living room.  Yep, 3 rooms.  And he did a great job!  As he finished up, he said, "Dad, if I help out around the house, can I get a couple dollars?"  There it was.  The motivation was MONEY.  But as I looked at the job he did, and for a 9 year old he did great, I thought, heck yeah I'll pay you!

We've never really given Chase a weekly allowance.  But last night showed that he's old enough to be given some chores.  And if he does them like he did last night, my life as an ATM has officially begun.