Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Walk the walk

After reading Toushka and Dani's posts about delivering catalogues I decided when the leaflet arrived I'd sign up. Really a bit of extra cash and a good reason for a blog post. Can't hurt right? 
This week was our first and last week, yeah it really went that well.

I think we may have been given the biggest hills in town, they were seriously big. 
James is getting sick this week and has been extra whiny and so on Tuesday when we set off to deliver 200+ catalogues I didn't hold much hope. We lasted about 20 minutes before the complaining started. It took us 3 hours to deliver them all, over two days and in very short bursts, I promised James once we were done we'd never do it again and he almost hugged me to death.
For the most part it was quite a nice walk Jack was admiring every one's letter boxes and explaining to me what the builders were doing and what the road rules are, James was poking sensitive weed and freaking out about dogs that were miles away from him, Charlie was quite happy with his box of sultanas and a drink, he was after all being pushed around in the pram. It gave me a good chance to explain to the big boys the value of money. (Thanks Dani great idea!) For our hours of hard work we made $20. I told the boys they could have $10 each for helping and we spent a lot of time deciding and changing our minds about to spend it on. Jack wanted a remote control car, sorry son bit out of your price range. So we talked about what you could realistically do with $20 and they were not impressed. $20 really does not go very far especially when you want to take your family out to dinner/lunch/buy every toy in every catalogue you just delivered.
Oh well we tried, Toushka did try to warn me but I had to find out for myself that catalogue delivery is not my ultimate career. Oh well back to the drawing board!


  1. I'm so impressed you got out there and tried! Well done :)

  2. jeez. I didn't even have hills! you did well. But yes, I did warn you. lol

  3. Thanks girls! Amy I didn't think it would be that bad, until we got there ; )
    Toushka from now on I will listen to your advice!
    Husband suggested maybe trying again when the two big boys are at school and I'll only have the two little ones at home in the pram. Hmm I think pushing the double pram and all those catalogues, no thank you!

  4. I tried it once when I was a teenager, but it was just too much work- especially when I had to fold the catafalques too! Or maybe I wasn't money-hungry enough? But it is definitely not for me either!

  5. lol- and no I don't know what a 'catafalque' is either.... we'll blame that one on baby brain!

  6. lol at least you gave it a go. I guess it's one of those things that look/sound easy but in reality they just plain suck :)

  7. Haha. This made me laugh. I loved folding catalogues in front of the tv. It was my me time :) my kids were really into and I loved the idea of them exercising without even knowing it and yes they loved the idea of saving. my kids are a bit older though. Perhaps you could try chores at home :)


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