Add to that the fact that I'm working more than ever and you have: KIDS IN NEED OF A JOB. Here's the genius part. Gathering my two oldest offspring around I showed them boxes of what is probably between 1,000-1,500 photos and family documents.
For $75-$100 (depending on attitude) one child is to scan in all the photos. The second is to edit (crop, straighten, etc.) said photos once they are downloaded. The excitement of money has urged them on, but the work is tedious (why I haven't gotten around to doing it myself.) It will keep them busy for at least a week and a half!
In the process, they've started to ask questions about the people in the photos, make comments on who they think they look like. My son even started reading a letter that my grandfather wrote my grandmother. "This is so cool. Did he write this with like real ink?"
Yes, indeed, real ink! I might have found a way to turn my little sweatshop workers into genealogy buffs after all. Woo hoo!
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