Accepting Parents are Getting to That Age
Went home to spend time with parents today. I've forgotten how hard that is as my parents seem to have aged 20 years during the years I was in college/started working. Both in their early 60s but their mental state could easily pass for 75. For example, in the middle of a rather quiet lunch, my father just said "Boy that Taylor Swift lawsuit really pisses me off" and "SBF is really stupid for as smart as he is". The type of comments that have 0 relevance to us right now and make you want to lay down in front of a school bus and let it flatten you out. Even worse, my mother has taken the conspiracy path, highlighting that she "read studies" on the covid vaccine. Trust me. I know. It's that bad.
Both well off people with college educations. They weren't like this 10 years ago and to see them in this manner is upsetting. I am now beginning to understand why people push their parents away especially when parents get to the age of yelling at squirrels while looking out a window - which seems to be the age my parents are at. My question to those who have gone through this: is this something you just accept? do you just let them go off the deep end? How do you accept your parents are in the early innings of the end? Happy Thanksgiving all.