So we find ourselves this holiday spending money we don't have on stuff we don't need. Would it kill you to spring for little luxuries that make life more tolerable year round? Dad doesn't want a new tie he won't wear but he does want to take a shower that isn't wrecked because someone(you know who you are) flushed when it was time to rinse the conditioner out. You know that dimmer switch that doesn't dim? Fix it. It's not hard and it takes one more pain in the neck off of his plate. Guess what? If you can read this then you can probably clean or change the A/C filter. It takes under 5 min and is simple to do. I guess what I am getting at is just pitch in. Do you want to come home from work or school only to find a to-do list waiting? Geez let the man (or woman) sit for a few minutes. Bring a tall beverage and say sit I got this. It's all about love and respect and there is nothing that can make you feel better.