Automatic dishwashers—they make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family comes in for their after-dinner snacks.
Husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house. They usually make them big enough to call in professionals.
Children who put away their things and clean up after themselves. They’re such a joy you hate to see them go home to their own parents.
Gardening—it’s a relief to deal with dirt outside the house for a change.
Smoke alarms—they let you know when the turkey’s done.