SImchaMinute by Rabbi Avigdor Miller
Kibud av v’aim (honoring parents) is a mitzvah from the Torah no less than any other mitzvah. There are many opportunities for kibud av v’aim in the house. Not only they shouldn’t be refused chas v’shalom, they should be asked for.
You should ask your father, "Sit down! I’ll bring you the glass of water!" Ask your mother, "Sit down, I’ll serve you!" ... The father and the mother are a tremendous opportunity, a source of mitzvos. — The Holy Family (Bringing Up Children) (#E-171)