Do you have an "olds" staying with you..?

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
July 29, 2009 8:18pm CST
Hey guys I have a picture here of my retired father-in-law who's spending his pastime playing his favorite Chinese game "sungka" or whatever you call it in your dialect... I understand in some other countries they never let their old ones stay with them instead they would put them at their "home of the elders". We never do that in our country since we would really miss our grands and old parents... But for some other people here, do you let your old parents stay with you like what the picture I've shown?...
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@sonusd (1548)
• India
30 Jul 09
My grand father staying with us and we love them very much because he is the person who taught culture to my father and my father taught me.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
Yes. We really owed them every thing..we must not just put them away from us...thanks for responding..
@rosapai (254)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
For me, I think its the other way around, I am staying with my mother who is 72 years old. We take care of each other since there are only 3 of us in the house. She is the matriarch and we follow what she says. Of course, there are times when she seems to forget things but we patiently explains things to her. I have an aunt who has 14 children and she lives with one of her children during certain months. She helps in every way she can to her child she stays, like housecleaning, laundry, marketing. Mostly, what I see the old people are the ones in charge still no matter what the age their children is. Except for old people who are bedridden. But I wouldn't want my mother to stay in a "home for the elders". I would want to be able to take care of her in her old days. She took care of me lovingly when I was young and I would like to be able to show her my love in times when she needs me most.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
Well said my friend. I agree with you...for me no way, I would never let go away my parents specially if they are already get old..thanks for responding..
@sunita64 (6473)
• India
30 Jul 09
It is a pleasure if an old person stays with you, one can learn a lot from their experience, my mother who is not very old stays with me and we really have good time together, we play cards go for outings and enjoy shopping.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
Yes..I agree with you. We owed everything from our parents we must not take them away from us..thanks for responding..
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
My parents are aged 67 and 66 and my aunt was 70 they are staying in our house. I am against the way that old people was sent to the home for the aged, it would be hard for them, they will feel neglected and useless and it was so sad . We should take care of them let them feel that they are loved and important to us. When we were young they took care of us and loved us now is the time that we give it back to them. I love my parents and my aunt, they were the ones who raise me well thats why i cant i even think that i will sent them into the home for the aged.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
I agree with you my friend. We everything from our parents and grand parents there's no way we just put them away from us...Thanks for responding..
• Canada
30 Jul 09
Yes I do, as a matter of fact. My husband is 35 years older than I am. LOL does that count? :)
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
Yeah of course age doesn't matter..thanks for responding..