I cannot imagine HOW my poor kids manage to do their share of the work AND learn calculus?! How did *I* manage it. I am not talking about learning to cook. I am talking about learning to CONTRIBUTE. The importance of contribution. And I honestly don't care if they hate it. No one loves doing chores. But it is a part of life. And I, for one, and not going to send my kids off into the world to be as ****ish as my husband inadvertently was and expect their spouses to deal with that.Let's just say I did my share of chores growing up poor in a village and hated it. I don't think my humanity suffered any because I could not cook a soufle... People adapt. It's a lot easier to teach a kid how to cook a decent meal than to teach them calculus.