The other night at dinner, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a statesman headline, "Make sure you pencil in 'chores' on kids' schedules."
I looked over at my 17 year old son who has an amazing work ethic and said, "It's such a relief that you ended up with such great work habits even though we never, ever gave you any chores to do. I'm so glad I don't have to feel guilty for screwing that up."
"It's because you never gave me chores," he replied. "If you'd given me chores I'd be hostile."Out of the mouths of babes.