My mom has taken on the care of her sister who has down syndrome, after my grandparents passed away. Since then, it seems she has stopped any hobbies or activities. This all happened at right around the time my parents had retired. Actually, my mom had been fired from her job (but was close to retirement at the time after 30+ years at the job) while trying to care for her mother who was disabled from a stroke (when she was still alive) and sister and work full-time. I hope this makes sense, because I'm writing quickly, as I'm at work at the moment. I'm worried that my parents fight a lot because my dad wants to go out (actually, he wants to travel, but that probably wouldn't be possible with the caregiving responsibility), but my mom seems to not want to do anything. My dad always was more social and active than her, but she's much more a homebody now that she's a caregiver. She says it's difficult to get herself and sister ready, and she'd rather not take her with them. Lately, she's been asking me if I can watch her a few hours occasionally while they go out. I get the feeling my dad is very unhappy that she makes no plans and literally wants to do nothing. Yet, I can see her point that it's a lot of work to get her ready to go anywhere. Also, her sister doesn't get around easily and doesn't want to do many things (she'll complain that she wants to go home). I don't mind watching her now and then, but I think even working 40 hours is difficult (maybe I'm lazy...lol). I don't get out a lot myself. Also, her other sister is also retired, so I don't see why she can't help. I don't ask why either, because I feel like I didn't help enough with caring for my grandma (when other sister's daughter did help few hours a day, with pay, but she wasn't working at the time. I've been trying to think of how I can multi-task while watching her (maybe take her room to room and talk with her while I do extensive cleaning in my house?). I would also have to put my one dog up somehow, because she's energetic and hyper and aunt would be scared of her. I feel like I should help, since my mom babysat my kids on occasion (they're now 20 and 16). I feel bad if I don't, and I worry that my dad might leave. What do you all think?