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15 Ways Your Parents Become Your Children

Dad, please use your inside voice. This is a theater. Sometimes parents need a little help. Be sure to talk with them about long term care planning.

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1. They require constant attention.

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2. And the moment you take your eyes off them, they get into some mischief.

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"I have a 75-year-old."

"I have an 82-year-old."

"Yeesh, tough age."

3. But they also crash. Hard.

Little guy fell asleep with his hand in the candy bowl.
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Little guy fell asleep with his hand in the candy bowl.

4. They're obsessed with their toys.

Dad and his toy planes...
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Dad and his toy planes...

5. They mess around with complicated, expensive things they don't understand.

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6. They don't know their limits.

7. And they think they're invincible.

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Dad fearlessly kicks a poisonous snake.

8. They say literally whatever comes to their mind no matter how offensive.

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9. And they are very open about their opinions on everything.

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10. They expect you to serve as their personal chauffeur.

"Dad wanted ice cream. What's a daughter supposed to do?"
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"Dad wanted ice cream. What's a daughter supposed to do?"

11. They come to dominate your Facebook wall.

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12. They become fragile, and you get very protective.

"Look, Dad, I outfitted your walker with floodlights and a rear-view mirror and these extra grippy handles and a flag because I know you love your country."
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"Look, Dad, I outfitted your walker with floodlights and a rear-view mirror and these extra grippy handles and a flag because I know you love your country."

13. And you spend a million hours with them at the doctor's office for various checkups.

They have a different doctor for every day of the week. Seriously.
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They have a different doctor for every day of the week. Seriously.

14. They need so much help with everything, but you hold back, because you know it's more important that they learn to teach themselves.

"He's trying to find a Yelp review. It's easily been 20 minutes."
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"He's trying to find a Yelp review. It's easily been 20 minutes."

15. And of course: Birthdays are like a really big deal.

Though the number of candles does increase by a factor of 10.
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Though the number of candles does increase by a factor of 10.

Do the mature thing. Talk to your parents about long term care planning.