Ah yes...Parents...can't live without them. I am getting to that age to realize my folks are not as young as they once were. Lets just say their age is starting to show...
One warm summer morning, I drove over to my parents house and I caught my mom walking out to go to the grocery store. I happily joined her to shop. As we continued to shop we decided to go through the self check out to get out faster. When we got back to her house we started to put the food away until...
Mom: Alright who was the idiot who put the birthday cards in with the meats.
Me: *moment of silence* Um...Mom we did self check out...
Me: You just called me an idiot...I bagged the food remember?
Mom: *Thinks for a moment* You sure?
Ah yes...that was a grand moment...but not as great as the next.
One day, and once again I am with my mother, we were driving out of the street she lives on and at the end there was a garage sale. We drove by slowly to take a sneak peek at what they were giving away. Then suddenly...
Mom: YOU WANNA GO LOOK AT THE JUNK?
Please note I have my window down and my mom just yelled that in my ear. Everyone who was at the garage sale looked towards us as I have my hand up to hide my face and drove away.
Your moment with the groceries is nearly my every day. My family has come to call it "presumed incompetence". My mother will automatically assume that anything not done by her is done wrong, even if it is done following her instructions to the letter.
Anyways, for fun moments with my parents, there are too many to tell. When my grandmother (mom's mom) died, my dad began humming "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead". As my dad has gotten older over the course of his life, he is seemingly having more word-retrieval issues. So, a common family joke (that we got partially from the comedian Lewis Black) is "You did the thing? With the guy?! Who did that other thing?!?!?!"
Nothing to bad yet. I had a lot of fun as a five year old translating between my father and our English speaking customers. Father could count to three in English but not much else. I got a lot of compliments from our customers. They were amazed that I could speak English so well without a tutor of some kind. So... Yay television. \o/
She gets drunk every night, thinks its funny to *yell* over the top of movies, and at the end of the night, crawls her way up the staircase. Alcohol is their latest "hobby" before that it was planes. I wasnt even aware getting drunk could be a hobby.
My parents nor my grandparents really show their age. My grandparents are about 70 something, they run daily, go out social grouping all day etc.
I do have a distant grandfather thats quite funny though. He has an obsession with the recording pirate bird. Thinks I've never seen or heard of one, and introduces it to me each time I go there. He also asked me how to switch on his TV.
my roomate is the one most affected by age. He forgets everything two seconds later. And he's forever "bomb-siting" the house trying to find his keys, phone, shoes etc. He just leaves stuff in random places. I came across his wallet on the fan, and his shoes inside the entertainment unit.
This is actually wrong. And I have no idea why I came on this thread.
What? This is mostly true....while biological parents are not necessary, some sort of caregiver is essential. That being said, a child cannot choose his caregiver and therefore all moral responsibility is placed on the caregiver to raise the child well.
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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
As a person who do not believe in religion, I can't imagine what that is like. I do however believe your parents have good intentions, but maybe it can feel odd sometimes. You ask why, and there is no verifiable answer.
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