As you grow up and have children, you don't realise how time flies. We always imagine our own parents as strong, healthy and independent. Then one day you ask yourself ' How did we all get so old?'.
Somehow I have entered my 40's and my parents are in their mid 70's. And suddenly we start to worry about them, their health, safety and being alone and vulnerable.
As parents get older we start to question 'How the hell did that happen?
It wasn't until my mum told me how concerned she was that Dad had dropped his electric drill (plugged in and live) onto the floor of the hull which was covered in water that I really started to think. 'OMG! What is dad doing? And he shouldn't be doing that by himself at 70'.