I finished about half of my mending last week.
This morning, I sewed a button on a shirt, did some hand sewing to mend a number of seams, and pinned patches on my son's jeans in preparation for machine stitching. Emily took initiative and mended a couple of holes in her own jeans. The basket is now empty except for my son's jeans.
DON'T TELL THE KIDS!
Keep calm and mend on!
May I suggest?