I’m not sure how insulting a question this is and I’m not sure how to ask it.
My best friend is 38 and he has injured both legs in the last couple of weeks by falling through his deck (two separate incidents). We were talking and he is pissed off because he has to ask people for help, he hates doing it and both of us were talking about how when a temporary (hopefully) mobility issue occurs, you really dial it back and reduce your life to clean clothes, food, clean you and tolerable living conditions.
Mom worked from age 19-63. There was time off to raise a couple of kids (that’s what women did back then).
BUT, from the time I was 4 ish and she was back to working full time, she hired out as much as she could. We had a house cleaner once a week. She paid someone to do the ironing. She did cook supper, clean up from supper and wash clothes, so I’m not saying she was a pampered princess.
I’m in my 50s. I’ve reached the point where if I don’t want to do something or don’t have time to do something, I know I have to pay to have it done. I love having my groceries delivered, but that is a special treat.