Our expert says:
Well, no roof-tiling, major bricklaying, bus-driving or plumbing. Surely your arhuments are about what she SHOULD do, rather than what she CAN do. I can't see anything in your list of what is expected of the 17-year-old, which the younger kid would not be perfectly capable of doing --- why can't they share the load ? Sounds like the younger kid is a pampered and spoilt little brat.
Must say, I found the response of "Proud, proud Dad" irresistable !
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