I have had to think this through a little as I feel it's important for him to have regular duties that he does not receive anything for, as he is a part of our household and needs to contribute as such. So, I didn't want to pay him for things like putting his shoes in the closet when we get home, putting his dirty clothes in the hamper, picking up toys (or anything/mess he helped make, for that matter)as I feel he should just do these. Period. Also, I would prefer if these extra chores be something he can do independently and effectively, for the most part. I started by handing him a package of wet wipes and had him wipe off the baseboards. Then, he came up with the idea washing the windows. This was borderline on the effectively/independently part, but he was excited to do it. He still has several more chores to reach his $2 and I have thought of dusting, taking out the trash from the bathrooms and smaller trashcans, and wiping off the bathroom counters/sinks...but, if anyone has some additional tasks please share!
So, here's my washing the windows series... kind of a big share for today, but these came out much like I envisioned when I picked up my camera (which doesn't happen that often that I get an idea for a photo and am able to execute the way I envisioned) and I was happy with how they captured the moment.
Yes, that is an outlet. He will say "uh, uh"... as he touches it. Toddlerhood. And it begins.