I have recently taken your advice and have given my 7 year old more chores to do around the house. Since we now have a front load washer and because she enjoys it, laundry is one of her chores. Today she got lippy and I sent her to her room. She hollered something at me and I asked her what she said. she said "after all I do around here, this is how you treat me?" I am still laughing about that. I just thought I had a few more years before I heard that one! if she only knew how easy she has it. I also love it when she says "I hate you" when she is mad at me. I just tell her that if she didn't then I am not doing my job right. They are so funny and melodramatic at this age. Just thought I would share the laugh. Keep on rockin'