My Mom passed away Aug. 2012, but she always told me that if she ever passed away to please take care of my Dad. My Dad is a difficult person to deal with; he is negative, mean, demanding, pushy, etc., (think Archie Bunker from the show 'All In The Family') So, about a couple of weeks after my Mom passed away my life became quite miserable at times.
Well, I kept my promise, I have been doing my best to take care of him. I took care of donating her clothing, and thoroughly cleaned their house for him. I wash his clothes, drive him to work every morning, pay his bills (write out the checks), take him on his errands, and cook dinner every night.
There have been times that if I don't have the food in the plate the minute he walks in the door, he rolls his eyes, huffs and puffs, and gives me a look that could kill. Last night he walked in the back door of the kitchen, I was doing a few dishes but dinner was ready, just not on the plate---he said, 'what have you been doing, nothing?'. So I said, 'yes, I've spent the whole day doing nothing', which was purely sarcastic.
There have been a couple instances that he threatened to go home if the food was not put out as soon as possible. And God forbid if after dinner I 'hide' in the other room while surfing the computer---he'll say, 'THAT COMPUTER!', as if I am still his child, and he is scolding me, but for Christ's sake, I'm in my own house I think I should be able to do as I please.
There are many, many more things that have caused me much frustration, but I won't bore you anymore.....I needed to vent this because the way he treats me at times causes my stress level to go through the roof.....there is no way to remedy this though, he has been difficult as long as I have been alive or that I can recall....my life with him has been a struggle to say the least, just no pleasant times to speak of.
I Thank You for taking the time to read this.