We told our three children that they should pitch in to help around the house with the chores.
Our 12-year-old daughter said, “OK,” sounding rather like she will help out, while her nine-year-old brother murmured something to the effect of an affirmation as long as it doesn’t interfere with his Xbox gaming.
The youngest wasn’t buying it.
“Oh, yeah, I get it,” the six-year-old said. “We will have to make our beds, sweep the floors and do the dishes. We will have to do all the jobs that you should do. I think there must be some sort of misunderstanding. You’re the adults, we’re the kids.”