Caiden (3 yrs) even got a chore pack and handled it well (except for sheepishly losing his laundry chore card). His chores are a little different because he is home with me each morning. His daily "spider man chore" (as he calls it in a deep, brave voice) is to gather the laundry in the morning and bring it to the basement stairs so that I can grab it and go when I'm ready for that part of my schedule. Sometimes it's a little too heavy and he has to have help. Sometimes he cheats and only gets half the laundry and I have to take him back to be thorough. But it just gives my mommy heart the strangest little tingly thrill to see him pulling that laundry to its place by the fridge.
Okay. So my major advice about chores/commissions is this: Keep it Simple, Stupid! I tried doing the Dave Ramsey chore system earlier and was trying to get by cheap with quarters or something (don't remember exactly). But I remember that it shot itself in the foot because it wasn't dirt simple. If it's simple, you can stick with it. If it's complicated, everyone will hate it. Especially you.