Growing up with work
From the time I was 12 work was a part of my life.
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. My dad had a small business. I didn’t grow up on a farm where work was everywhere but my dad always had something for my brother and I to do. We were required to take care of the garden, mow the yard, and water the trees. Often we would help clean cars or help dad with whatever he needed done. Of course we hated it, but soon we learned that reward followed hard work. Sometimes money or sometimes ice cream the reward made it worth it. I helped other people at there businesses from the time I was 12. By the time I was 15 I was mowing grass regularly for neighbors in town. Today many kids are not learning the value of hard work. Many things are handed to them. They spend hours playing video games and watching TV. I now hire employees at my dad’s small business. It amazing how many young people have little work skills. Looking back on my years growing up at home I appreciate the work ethic I learned. Years I will always treasure. I believe there is sincere value in giving our kids responsibilities and work projects that will train them for the future.
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