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OW! Well, how about taking out the trash? Mopping the floors? Doing laundry? Mowing the lawn? Edging the lawn? Pulling weeds? Washing the auto? Cleaning gutters? Power washing the porch, deck, sidewalks? Re-cycling the cans? Doing things for neighbors? Get a job! At our house, the kids take turns doing the kitchen (dishes, drying, washing, putting up) sweeping and mopping the kitchen, dining room and butlers pantry, vacuuming and mopping the hallways, cleaning the bathroom and doing the towels, cleaning their OWN ROOMS, cleaning the autos, mowing and edging the lawn, and taking things for re-cycling. They get NOTHING extra for that, that is the cost of being a family and living here. EXTRA CHORES get paid for like helping clean the basement, cleaning the porch, deck, or sidewalks, planting trees, bushes, or flowers, painting a room (not their own!) ETC. They get an allowance of a $1 a day, anything else they EARN! Is it fair? Well, we have respectful kids who don’t think I will hand them EVERYTHING for NO EFFORT! And they don’t EXPECT a lot from me for nothing! So get busy! There are plenty of things, up to and including getting a job that pays, like a bag person at a local grocery store, a check out clerk, making pizzas, flipping burgers, frying fries! Come on! GET BUSY! Hope this helps you! Good luck!