Let me preface this by saying, I love my parents, we have a great relationship. I know there are people who no longer have their parents with them or are not close-I'm not complaining at all, just making an observation. They really made me laugh this week. I had a medical issue and had to have surgery-there were a few minor complications it took longer than expected, recovery will be a little longer than expected. My dad came and stayed with me the night after to walk the dog and everything. Even though I protested profusely I was really glad he was there because with the pain meds and post-anesthesia nauseousness--I was really out of it. (On top of that, wouldn't you know it we got home and the AC was not working-95 degrees outside-so he even took care of making the calls and dealing with the guys when they came out-who knows what I would have agreed to pay if I had to make that decision in my state!) Well, he's stopped by every morning and evening since to check in and walk the dog. Yesterday he actually texted me to ask how my "tummy" was feeling. Last night I fell asleep from about 6-8 and I check my phone when I get up; both my mom and dad had texted twice-are you ok, call us if you need anything, if we don't answer the cell, call the home phone. I just think it's funny that no matter how old you get (remember I turned 40 this year)-they always see you as a kid! I'm grateful, but it still cracks me up!