Why do I have to do household chores?
Running a household is a lot of work. Your parents do most of the chores required to take care of your family’s food, clothing, house, and yard, especially when you are young. But as you become older, your strength and skills increase, and you can help out. Household chores are called chores because they aren’t fun to do. But these things—like taking out the trash, doing the dishes, and vacuuming—are necessary. When all family members pitch in, household chores get done more quickly, and everyone has more time to do the things they like. So when you do household chores, you are showing that you care about your family. Also, taking on additional responsibilities is a part of growing up, preparing you for the time when you will have to do those jobs by yourself.