Ahhhh, we are preparing them for the future, not the present. If I do everything for my kids, just because it's easier or they don't do it quite the way I would, what am I teaching them? So I told Ethan and Reagan that this was going to be their new responsibilities. If I teach them to do it right then it should be ok, and what a great tool to have in their pockets (and less laundry for me). I took them to Target to get their own hampers, laundry soap and fabric softener. They were very excited. And I'm happy with their enthusiasm and willingness to do more things. I'm Ok with letting go.
Ethan's putting his clothes in the dryer. I taught him how to separate clothes into darks and lights, how much soap to use and how to use the machine. He's pretty proud of himself, and I'm proud of him too.