Just hanging out sanding the ceiling.
But I think Ma still has me beat.
Personally, I only get dirty for entirely selfish and opportunistic occasions. In my mother’s case, my brother needed someone to catch the boards coming out the end of the planer. I would have been like, “The ground is good for that. Have fun.”
Mom says she is happy doing any job as long as she doesn’t have to think about it too much. “I’m just the muscle.” That’s right, my mother could totally take your mother. Just don’t ask her to organize anything, wash out a paintbrush, or separate the darks from the lights when she does the laundry. But if you need someone to demo something, frolic in asbestos, or tunnel under the house to set a railroad jack: she’s your man.