Families organise their lives in different ways. In some, family members have similar roles, sharing household duties, while in others they differ in what each member does, taking on ‘traditional’ male and female roles. This book shows two contrasting families. The mother in the more traditional family is used to doing almost all the domestic chores herself; there is a lot to do, and she sometimes ﬁnds it tiring. She sees the family next door share out the work between them, and she decides to encourage her own family to do the same. In fact, this new way of doing things at home turns out to be fun, and when all the jobs for the day are done, everyone can feel satisﬁed, and the two families can enjoy relaxing and sharing a meal together.