You know what?
Growing old scares me.
It scares me as I worry about how my child(ren) will treat me when I am older.
So much so that I am actually content just having the one child.
I did a post about looking after parents in old age here.
I find society these days pretty odd. Where has the respect for parents gone?
Take my neighbour for example. She is a bit of a battle axe for sure, but I feel so sorry for her. Her daughters rarely visit her and she will be alone at Christmas. If we celebrated Christmas I would have invited her round to ours.
And today I discovered something which got me thinking and to be honest quite depressed.
I learnt of a couple that earn approximately Â£50k a year. She has her parents living with her. The father was working but now on sick pay. She takes Â£70 a week rent from them. From her parents.
I had a hard job not letting my disgust show.
I wouldn’t dream of taking money from my parents, especially if that was our household income…Â£50k. Even if he was working and not on benefits I wouldn’t expect them to pay – I owe them one for simply being my parents.
Our parents gave birth to us, looked after us by having sleepless nights and cleaning stinking nappies, nurtured us…… and then we make them pay rent like some common tenant.
To me that sucks.