My Mom passed in 2009. My Dad is a generally healthy 83. I have always stayed in touch with my parents; my younger brother not so much. We all live within 20 minutes of each other, but it's my DH who mowed my dad's yard all summer when he had a medical issue. We take him to doctors' appointments, pick up his meds if needed, talks to him on the phone at least three times a week, and invite him for dinner at least once a week. My brother, a busy businessman, texts me to ask how Dad is doing. It seems that Dad is po'd at brother for not helping us out. So I pass the info on and deal with it. Last night he texted me 'I guess he's gonna become my responsibility next month (we spend a few months in Florida). How long am I expected to do this?' I haven't replied yet because what I really want to do is go to his office and slap that boy upside his head!