Ever since Graham was able, it's been his job to empty the trash and line the trash can with a new bag.He never complained about actually having to do it, but there was a complaint or two about how hard it is to get the bag out of the can.
So I had an idea. The next time he went to the grocery store with me I let him pick out the trash bags. He had put a lot of thought into it and chose ones that he thought would be better and easier. Now I know not every kid is going to get excited about trash bags, but he was. Not "I-got-a-new-Xbox-game" excited, but there was a certain sense of ownership to his chore.