This morning, as Tyler was perched on the kitchen counter collecting cereal bowls, he exclaimed, "Mom! You need to do the dishes!"
It was true. The sink was overflowing, and I had ignored it before bed last night. (Actually, I am still ignoring it.)
However, I have a comeback. "Tyler! You need to take out the trash and recycling!" I think his duty has been neglected longer than mine.
At least Gavin is helpful around the house. Here he is, sweeping the back porch. I didn't even have to ask.