Mom insisted on helping Dad recover after his surgery. The doctors wanted him to go into a physical rehabilitation facility. She insisted that he come home. She worked out an agreement to take him to therapy every day if needed, but she wanted him home. That is what Dad really wanted too. He was afraid of being a burden that my mom could not handle, so he was relieved when she insisted he come home. Mom sure knows Dad! My wife and I made it easier for them both by hiring cleaning services in Singapore to keep up with the chores around the house.
Mom was hesitant at first. Then she was so appreciative for the help. She said that having help with the cleaning and the laundry has taken a huge amount of stress of of her. She told us that she did not know how she was going to do it all and still help Dad with his recovery. They are both dong great now several months after the surgery. We still keep paying for the cleaning services in Singapore that we hired to help them around the house.
My mom has insisted several times that we stop the help. Dad told her to “call up that boy and tell him his dad told him to stop.” We both paid them a visit and told them that it is actually very affordable, and it is the least we can do to be helpful to them. They both have more time now to enjoy a few things they would always put on hold because there were so many chores to do. It is like they both have a new lease on life, and it makes us feel wonderful to see them happy and free to do things they enjoy.