A lot has been written about the importance of giving children chores -- all about how it makes them feel more responsible and capable to be contributing to the household, blah, blah, blah. And, even though my personal experience has given the lie to those theories, I still insist on my kids doing their fair share around the house, if only to make sure that I don't feel like the household slave. I also cherish the hope that, by teaching my boys how to do laundry and wipe down bathrooms, I will earn the undying devotion of my future daughters-in-law.
*Fingernails-on-a-blackboard shrill, in case you were wondering...
I'm thinking that perhaps the answer to that question is NO.
[Girl sweeping image: KidClipArt]