I know chores can't always be fun...but it sure helps when they are. One of Thing1's chores is to deliver the laundry from around the house to the laundry room. The other day I bought a laundry hamper with wheels and a handle. Since then, both boys have been looking for laundry to deliver. I love it.
The husband would agree that another theory this proves is that the right tools make all the difference. It's true for a mechanic, a cook, a teacher, and for a little boy learning to pull his weight.