Not only do all the kids help to the best of their abilities, they are also learning so much more. Yesterday, when Megan got tired, she sat and talked with our elderly neighbor she just met. Everyone worked hard; there were lots of leaves to take care of, but they took time to be silly and laugh. When they finished the first house, they had other responsibilities they had promised to help with, so the kids figured out how to get everything done even though they rearranged who did what.
They were exhausted at the end of the day. I know they all felt good though.