Lexi asked us for money a few weeks ago. We figured if she is old enough to want to spend money, then she's old enough to earn it. So, for FHE, we implemented her chore chart system. For every task she completes, she gets a sticker. Since we're in the month of Valentine's, we are using heart stickers (unless Mommy totally forgets to put the hearts on and then we use a Sharpie marker and make "x" marks). We also taught her about tithing since she's going to be paying her own way from now on (wink, wink).
Since we introduced formal chores for her to do and told her she can earn money for toys, candy, shoes, or whatever, she has been more than willing to do almost anything we ask. She has these regular chores, but can earn extra by helping Daddy in the yard or doing some extra work.
We think this is a pretty big milestone for our Lexi and are so happy she's excited to help out. We also know this will likely be a temporary phase where chores are considered a privilege and not punishment. But, hey, we'll take it where we can get it.