We have decided to reconsider pocket money amounts for the children in exchange for extra work around the house. We also decided to close the gap between what the boys get and what their sister gets as this has caused no end of grief all year.
Mr. Waffle made a first pass at negotiations at the weekend while I was away. The boys were delighted. Mr. Waffle texted me as follows in relation to herself:
First meeting of pocket money committee over dinner. [Herself] rejected management proposals – wants greater differential or less productivity. We may have to go to plenary.
I will keep you appraised of developments.
Is there any reason why older children should get more? Their expenses are presumably comparable to their younger siblings’. They don’t have to maintain a family etc. Their basic needs are met by their parents etc.
I suspect that this is what happens when a philosopher reads your blog. I’m guessing that you may not regard “because” as a full answer.