Starting the lawn mower
That would not be me. I grew weary of that years ago, husband who could occasionally do that died, and I sent both off to recycle heaven.
But I heard that trial again today from my responsible homebuyer daughter who complained that their (couple) lawn was the Last Yard Mowed, again. She did not acquire that peer pressure in her natal home, I am off-road, out-of-view of neighbors. But the lawn mower, still pull-cord, without choke, will.not.start.
Day off for her, he's at work, just like yesterday. He wrote her a honey-do note this morning including lawn mowing. She told him yesterday she tried, and the mower would not start. He did not start it for her when he got home from work yesterday. That would have made things worse.
I feel guilt at enabling. She is open enough with me to discuss some friction points in her partnership. I am there saying "YES!!!!, you see it now??? Those jerks"
How can one feel validated and guilty at the same time? I am just doing what I think that mothers of daughters do. I missed that with my mother.