My kids are spoiled.
I kind of realized it when I saw my 10 year old niece cook a perfect fried egg and my 10 year old has been pretending to not know how to use the toaster.
Part of the problem is my neurotic behavior. I don't like a lot of crumbs on the counter and I like things sliced and cut a certain way. Gotta get over it.
And I did, and the two little kiddie poos are making their own breakfast in the morning. I still have to (every morning) say things like: put the knife in the sink, put the cream cheese away, wipe away your crumbs, clear your bowl...but that is incredibly less time consuming than actually making the breakfast myself.
And I became even more inspired to delegate far more chores than I have been when I heard my 10 year old mumble "do I have to do everything around here?" under his breath when asked to take out the garbage. Which is quite quite hilarious since up til a week ago I was making him a fried egg and ham sandwich every day and in the not so distant past was putting his clothes out for the day.
The other little one - the 6 year old - is on the opposite end of the spectrum. You know what I mean? This one likes to help too much. Like emptying out a still dirty dishwasher or cleaning the kitchen floor with furniture polish.
I made a CHORE CHART for this year and I hope it helps even everything out.