I can't believe that this is reality for someone. Though sexist as reality may be; Yes is yes. No is no. Chores are not made to do anything but help a family survive. Teaching your children that you get a reward for something that is a reward in itself is so depressing.
It scares me to know end, yes I said it that way on purpose, the thought parents have to resort to bribery to get something they want out of a child. Tell the father to get some balls and parent his child.
Also, for those of you who think that it is unfair to tell a kid a time limit for anything because it teaches them that parents don't respect them is ridiculous. It is an inanimate object. It means nothing. If your child has an emotional attachment to an inanimate object beyond the age of reason you have more serious problems than simple behavioral issues.
You are human beings, maybe go for a walk and talk to your child or teach them how to make dinner - how to survive in the real world?
Maybe this is why our culture expects everything, because the parents are teaching them you maybe, can, have everything? Lets go to Disneyland, where we can all pretend qualitative easing and pumping 1 Trillion dollars (out of thin air) / year into the system will work... Yipeee!!! | What a joke; we are the zombies.
Dont get me wrong fun should be fun. Go have fun; Let it be fun.