Lifehack your parents

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Re: Lifehack your parents

Post by Turdacious » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:39 am

DikTracy6000 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Turdacious wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:41 am
For those of you with parents who garden and who have mobility/balance issues, an action hoe is a great gift.
Wished I'd seen this a couple weeks ago. Had one in my hand at Walmart and said wth is this? Now watched a video and will have to get one. I hate pulling weeds in wife's flower gardens and she can barely do it herself anymore.
I said something similar years ago, but found that it was more useful than the videos suggested. Definitely worth the investment for anyone with a yard or a garden IMHO.
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Re: Lifehack your parents

Post by terra » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:40 am

My parents are in late 70s. I try to offer my help, they don't seem to want it.
Especially my Mum, almost as if she wants to suffer.
It makes it hard to see her, I have to disconnect at many levels.

My GFs parents are the opposite and have benefitted greatly from the lifehacking. Her father (80) previously could hardly walk after a botched knee replacement. He let me work with him. He made a real effort to get to me whenever they could (3 hour trip), and recently was able to go skiing in Japan with my GF and her brothers. He also could now teach his grandkids to ski. That was BIG for him.

GFs mum (mid 70s) is now back downhill skiing and riding their horses. Even won a slalom event at their ski club comps. Only at a social club level, but still, it's important to them as a family.
It's rewarding to see them run with my advice and get value from what I offer.
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Re: Lifehack your parents

Post by terra » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:49 am

Blaidd Drwg wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:10 pm
Both parent are in their 70's...my dad's down to 30 hours weeks building drag cars and other oddities. He's walked off stage 4 cancer twice (Lung, Brain and Lymphoma) and is still smoking along. My Mom's got a hobby farm and powerlifts in the USAPL.
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Re: Lifehack your parents

Post by JimZipCode » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:19 am

terra wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:40 am
Especially my Mum, almost as if she wants to suffer.
It makes it hard to see her, I have to disconnect at many levels.
Yeah.

It's like something they taught at YMCA lifesaving classes when I was a kid: help, don't let them pull you under with them. Makes me feel callous, but necessary.
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