DetGuy, you're not the only one. Sure, they were a tad out there, and Amy seriously is over the edge, but confederate flags are offensive and killing for mere sport is just wrong in my book, especially when the deer aren't armed with rifles as well. (You don't see them make use of the animals that were killed, and mounting ducks is just freaky to me.) In my house growing up, we kids did not have chores that conflicted with school work, and clearly it was during the school year. Our job was to get good grades. It's easy to figure out how to clean; it's much harder to learn calculus on the fly. The weekend was time for chores. Having an articulate child who doesn't by rote say that ma'am crap is much better than a mindless response. It does not show respect, it's more a habit than anything. Yeah, we are quite the anomaly for a family in the *deep* south, but we all turned out as self sufficient members of society.