Are there any circumstances where you ask your (or at least certain ones) holiday house guests to pitch in to do certain things like: washing dishes, clearing the table, packing up leftovers, taking out trash, cleaning, etc?
Background: Since my parents have the largest home of the family in the local area, they tend to be the hosts for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinners. They will provide the meat, potatoes, drinks, bread/rolls and a few vegetable dishes. The rest of the guests are usually asked to bring something like fruit tray, vegetable tray, salad or a dessert. /end background
Which people here in your opinion should be helping with any of the following: washing dishes, drying dishes, putting dishes away, packaging leftovers, clearing the table, taking out trash, cleanup, and serving?
As an example, let me break down the people normally present then you decide who should do what items:
*My parents - the hosts and suppliers of the home, table, main hot foods, etc
*Me - single & no children
*My younger sister, has 2 kids ages 12 (girl) and 14 (boy) , and her long term live in boyfriend
*My aunt ( who has a few health challenges that flare up from time to time ) and my uncle
How would you divide the chores equitably based on ages, gender and health? I will answer later with the reality for my household.