On the art of delegation
If I say to my teens, as I feel like saying: "Aaaaaaaargh I've got a house to redecorate in order to sell it and I feel like I'm doing it all on my own because probably none of you will ever want to help me.." they do nothing. Duh. No surprise there.
But if I say: "Here's a paintbrush. Can you paint that please?"
They say: "Oh! Ok." and do it. And quite often, as today, they say: "I'm glad you asked me to do this - I like painting."
Yes, it's taken me 40 years, but I might be finally learning how to live with other people.