October 3, 2009
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Delivering the local free paper has been a staple activity in our family for over four years now. We began with one paper on one route and it grew into two papers on the same route and then we added in more homes. At the beginning we all (the four children and I) went together. Emma was three and Austin was ten and the other two were in between...it was an adventure.
We saved our pennies and then dollars until eventually we had enough money to take the family on a seventeen day long vacation. We flew from the West Coast all the way to Florida! It was so exciting for the children to think that they had earned enough money to make this trip possible! We used AirMiles and a rewards Visa to get whatever we could for free, but the route supplied the funds required for everything else. Now the boys are able to do the route on their own without the help of Mum! Where does the time go? They really do grow up way too fast.