If it's an unusual request, they are more likely to do it. If it makes a mess, they'll jump right in. I simply consider it cheap child labor.
I painted a chalkboard wall days ago. It needed to be "cured" or "covered in solid chalk" before use. So I put it off, because, who wants to do that? Um, the children-who-have-been-watching-TV-for-hours do. And please note they are still wearing the same pajamas they refused to change out of yesterday.
And I may or may not have let snow cones become an "incentive" for their chalk labor. I was also smart enough to call it a "field trip" just to make it extra special.
Finally, Child #2 has slowly chewed off her fake nails. Well, really just her thumbs and pinkie fingers. Apparently it's just too hard to text with those things.
Being the resourceful child she is, she found a way to crack the nail with her teeth and slowly nibble them off. Skills that make a mother proud. How ironic that those nails were the bribery I used just a week ago to motivate her to get better grades.
All sorts of awesome.