I need some ideas. Regular readers know that my sixteen-year-old son Michael suffers from Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome. I won't go into details, but he has relatively limited activity.
But he also wants to be able to earn some money this summer, and he's more than willing to work for it, if we can think up what he can do.
Here's what's out: mowing lawns or delivering newspapers (anything with really steady exertion is physically a problem)--that would also rule out things like lifeguarding or becoming a bag boy at Acme (he would miss an inordinate amount of time at unpredictable intervals).
Here's his skill set: he's done babysitting, and does especially well with boys in the 5-10 age span. (Unfortunately, last year's steady job in that regard moved away). He is very very good with computers, with fixing technology (although he makes it up as he goes along, it usually works by the time he's through with it). He could do online work if there were online work to do. He could possibly tutor.
He is capable of about 8 hours a week spread over several days in 2-4 hour increments.
Anybody got any ideas? I know he has a tough row to hoe with the CFIS, but I also desperately want to see this child work if that's what he wants to do.