We all know someone who has gone thru this with a loved-one, or is currently going thru it. All it's takes is a sudden diagnosis of "diminishing capability", or a clear sudden loss of cognitive values for a senior member of any family. So for all those who don't know, there is help.
Let’s be honest — living at Mom and Dad’s is not sexy.
In America, it screams dependent, broke, entitled and extremely lazy.
Hilariously, basic knocking etiquette does not exist in my family, and my parents have taken great measures to install security cameras around the property. Sometimes those texts will read, “I did your laundry,” “I helped you deposit your checks” or “We have dinner at home.
If I leave a misplaced book on a table or forget to put my dishes immediately in the sink, I’ll hear a frustrated sigh from across the house and signs of an impending sermon. I can’t stay out late without an inevitable blast of texts that read, “Where r u?!!!!???????! I make food.”When I get sick, a hot cup of warm ginger tea will magically appear by my bedside.
I don’t want to deal with inevitable roommate drama.
I don’t want the burden of home ownership right now.
In fact, I want to own as few things as humanly possible.
It comes with sacrifices, though, and at times the arrangement can feel a bit regressive.
,” “Come home soon” and “No stay out that late, OK? And when I’m heartbroken, they’ll know to leave me alone and speak more gently.