McIver is desperate to earn some money. We haven't done a very good job of paying the children for their chores around the house because most of what they do (making beds, getting homework done, setting/clearing the table after dinner, getting themselves up and dressed for school) are things that have to be done anyway and that we expect them to do. So, when I worked in the yard the other day, I left the pile of limbs, vines, etc. in the back with the promise to McIver that he could be paid for moving it all to the front of the house. He jumped at the chance and didn't even slow down to change out of his school clothes to do it. It was a BIG pile and he didn't complain once or stop until it was all done.