In our home, everyone helps out. My kitchen has white cabinets (I hate them). So lots of time is spent wiping them down. My oldest has turned into an excellent helper - both in the kitchen, and other general household duties.
My second oldest thinks she's lots of help in the kitchen..... its debatable.
And Adam is a champion boxer - one of these days, I'm afraid he's going to put that little fist right through the TV !
For me right now - normal means cooking, cleaning, laundry, more laundry, a quick dip in the swimming pool while clearing/cutting/trimming/picking up the yard and taxiing kids back and forth from swim practices, tennis lessons, and swim meets. I'm anxiously waiting for August to come - so that my days will be filled with nothing more then the waves hitting the beach.....