I am so thankful when our older two children were barely 2 and 3-years-old someone talked to me about teaching young children to work. My children can make their beds, empty small trash cans, set and clear the table, sweep, dust, clean windows, put their clothes away, and a few other little jobs. Oh, but don't expect perfection. Their bedspreads may not be as smooth as you'd like; their socks, underwear, and sleeping clothes may not be neatly arranged; and you never know what you'll find when you open the silverware drawer....
Don't underestimate a child's ability to work. I think sometimes we mothers neglect to teach our children how to work because it takes more time to let the little ones do it. We could do things much faster ourselves. If you're a perfectionist, watching a child put the silverware away may cause you to have an anxiety attack!
Do my children always willingly work hard with wonderful attitudes? No way! But, they're learning the importance of hard work. Not just hard work, but working hard with a joyful attitude! We're a family who works together, worships together, learns together, and plays together.
Relax and remember to not expect perection.