This quote from Henry David Thoreau inspired my column today at Work It, Mom:
The story is called “The How, When and WHY of Work: Fostering a Healthy Work Ethic In Our Children.” Here’s an excerpt:
A few years back, my father hired a teenage boy to be an afternoon kennel assistant at his veterinary clinic. Cleaning cages, feeding the animals, tidying up–a job of all work. Mopping kennels at a vet clinic doesn’t require a tie, but this kid always showed up to work with his jeans sagging down off his butt. Every time he stooped over to put a bowl of water on the floor, he had to adjust his pants. While he stocked shelves or swept the exam rooms, he was constantly hiking his pants up or pulling them down to keep them in just the right spot.