How about costing some of the other skills needed by this multi- talented group (male and female), ie, negotiating/diplomatic skills required to resolve all levels of family squabbles etc. Teaching skills are also required combined with basic understanding of various levels of engineering - why do aeroplanes fly? how do drains work? what makes car wheels go round? And the courage required to answer awkward questions when the world can hear - in a crowded cafe, for example - 'Mummy, why hasn't that man got any hair?'
What professional is one minute changing a nappy and the next explaining why wars happen?
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