In America, the long (3 month) summer vacation has begun for students. My students in Japan often say they want an American summer vacation. I always tell them that although we didn’t have any homework, many children fill the summer with part-time jobs. I started doing various jobs around 8 years-old.
Here is a partial list of jobs I was paid for as a child:
- Cherry picker
- lawn mower
- baby sitter
- worm seller
- corn planter
- and of course, lemonade stand
Making and selling lemonade in the summer is a common way for children to make a little extra spending money. I have many good memories of selling lemonade.
Did you ever have a job as a child? Please tell me about it.
Next week, more about lemons and lemonade . . .