We do them!
My kids are all helpful. They all want to be my helper and do everything with me. I don't usually get them to do anything on their own except our oldest has asked to do chores and get an allowance so he can buy things when he saves up. He unloads the dish washer (doesn't load it) and he takes the garbage out to the b in. The odd time we will ask him to help us with other things but we generally have lots of helpers jumping to help us! I think it helps them learn responsibility, and in my sons case he's learning to save his $ for when there's something he really wants! So far it's working for him!