A mother bought a vending machine to encourage her children to do some chores.
Sarah Balsdon purchased the second-hand machine after growing tired of her four kids being lazy during lockdown. She gives the children pocket money once they’ve completed their chores so they can buy crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks with their own cash.
Sarah wrote on Facebook: “During lockdown, the kids have been wanting sweet stuff all the time and they have been refusing to help around the house.The healthy snacks are all free but this way they will have to do jobs and school work to earn money to buy sweets from the vending machine.”
The 29-year-old Brit admitted her kids thought she was being “mean” at first, but the reward of treats once they’ve completed their jobs soon changed their mind.
She explained: “It has encourage them to start doing chores, but I don’t know how long it will continue! At first, they thought it was really mean but now they love it.”