I have an 8 year old son, who has been begging me to take him to work with me for a day or two this summer. I have thought a lot about letting him come hang out for a day, and giving him some small task to do, to see what Daddy does for a living. All of my family seem to think its a good idea, to teach him the value of a hard days work. Heres the problem though. I never, ever want my children to have to do this for a living. He could make a good living some day doing this. I certainly feel I have. But I want so much more for him than to be a second generation lawn boy. When I was 15 I started doing this. I immediately saw the income potential in this business. After one year of college at the age of 19 I dropped out to do this full time. It was a great decision for me. But I just dont want that for him. Im afraid if he starts to get into this kind of work, he will never finish college, and take the easy road to a life in hard labor. I realize he is only 8. Like I said he would end up just hanging out in the truck but, I really dont want him heading down the road of being my heir apparent in this business. So here is my question. How do you feel about your children doing this for a living one day? Am I wrong for not wanting him to follow in my footsteps?