I had a phone chat with my mother last night. Through talking about the small kitchen redo my parents now require in order to accommodate for the purchase of a new fridge (how exciting!) we got to discuss our own plans for extending our home.
My mother then asked if it wouldn't make more sense for us just to move to a bigger house. I answered that it would if she could give us the money. In turn she said that no one gave them money at their time and that if I want the money I should work hard/harder.
Which is where my mother managed to make me laugh: With all of her years upon this earth and all the experience she has accumulated, does she really think that big money can be made by working hard? Come on, you must be joking.