My parents drove to visit me for Thanksgiving. It was incredible to spend time with them. They stayed for a couple weeks, which is, a decent amount of time. Luckily, I had a project list ready for them. It worked out for everyone. They liked being helpful and I needed their help.
My mom actually sews so I asked her to bring her sewing machine to make a few extra masks and customize a few pants. My dad is great with tedious tasks, so I had them work together on cutting and gluing more fabric swatch cards. Delegation at its best.
Their participation meant a lot to me because, at the beginning of Everyday Sabbatical, mom was not delighted by the idea but thankfully, as always, they were and are supportive.