Absolutely not, Kate. You gave your mum a few hours of pleasure, and made her feel useful and appreciated. And you got your ironing done! That's win/win! I've just mentioned in another thread that one of our local homes has a kitchen where patients can cook, wash up, wash clothes, iron, whatever they want to -- under supervision of course. So you found an accepted therapy -- or rather, your mum found it for herself. Well done both!