Hi, I dont start threads often, but read a lot. In so many cases, adult children really do not treat their parents very well, are demanding of their time for childcare, unsympathetic to the parent's needs and downright unpleasant if they don't get what they want.
I am in my fifties and would never have dreamed of treating my parents or my IL as these people do, and if I have asked for support where childcare was concerned, I have always tried to be grateful, etc. What is it with these people? Why do they treat their elders like this?
I am sure some will come back and say it is a generational thing, to wait until my adult children start demanding...not really the case, we have our ups and downs, but in general, they are respectful. This week I have a bug and DS was happy to spoil me yesterday (not working at present) and make me cups of tea, and just generally be sweet. He offered to cook, and although I really didnt want to eat, it was kind of him to offer. I realise I am lucky, but wonder why this is no longer the norm?
Mortified - malicious gossip
Angry - dangerous dogs
Too cynical? - estate agents