The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Saturday, December 13, 2008

13 year old boy gets real paying job!

Munkey & Rockie Pictures, Images and Photos
Kyle got a job! He'll be taking care of a "miniature horse" like one of these! The neighbors a few houses down are taking a Christmas trip to watch the Rose Bowl Parade in California. They needed someone to care for their mini horse and hired Kyle for the job! He will be taking care of his new charge, "Dan" for 10 days and will earn real money for the job! Today he asked me if he could save his money to buy a car when he turns 16. He'll need to care for Dan a lot longer than 10 days to earn enough money for a car, but I liked his saving money attitude! We'll just see how he feels at the end of the 10 days... feeding on cold mornings and shoveling snow to make his way into the barn on frozen evenings. It should be a great lesson in responsibility, and that earning money can be hard work! :-)

4 comments:

glitzen said...

Denise that is so cool! I cannot wait to see a picture of Dan. What a neat job, and a fun experience.
Lets see. Mukluk is a chow hound, and minis can easily be over-fed. So be sure you don't give Dan more than he needs, no matter how many cute ways he asks for it. Hee hee. I cannot wait to hear all about the job. Thanks for sharing about it!

Kim said...

Way to go Kyle! I think that is really great! Good luck on saving for the car too. Glad to see that you are thinking ahead. It will be here (16) before you know it.

S said...

OMG I want that job too! Just cuz those minis are so darn adorable. But how wonderful for son to have this great experience of his first job. You'll be so proud of him!

Aleah Faires said...

I am going to the Rose Parade :)