I’m well aware how much my parents do for me – pretty much everything, in fact. I help out when I’m asked, but I’m not very good at making the first move. On this day, when I got home, I decided to say I would cook that night as Mum had had a long day at work.
Reactions: Well, the curry tasted okay! More importantly, Mum was able to concentrate on other things, and have a bit of a rest, which I think she liked. And I was thanked for taking the initiative.
Would I do it again? I have done so already!
Effort: Not much; it wasn’t a difficult meal.
Time: About an hour.