Our Parents- Is this normal aging, or should we worry?
A rhetorical question, as I'm already concerned or I wouldn't be posting, duh.
My MIL's behavior over the past year has been a little 'off'. She becomes very irritated with my FIL, who is the nicest, most patient guy you could ever meet. She gets agitated to the point of flailing her hands wildly in front of her. She is normally not emotional or particularly demonstrative. I think this is odd.
I started to worry when I ran into her in the grocery store a few months ago and instead of saying hello and giving me a hug, she grabbed the Dawn out of my basket and asked, "Where did you get this? Did you find it under the sink?" and didn't seem to realize that we were in the store and not at her home or mine. Very bizarre.
She dropped by the other day and turned off all our lights and our oven. I was fixing dinner. DH got after her for it and she apologized, said she wasn't thinking.
My parents are much, much older than DH's, but I have no frame of reference there because mine were always nuts.
Give it to me straight.