They never visit our parents. I do all the caregiving since I just happen to be the one who lives close by (5 mins).
I have been emailing them details about parents, making phone calls, checking on parents when they say they can't get ahold of them (they were napping), and generally trying to inspire "family unification" or whatever that is called.
I guess I am always trying to bring people together.
Lately I am thinking, I am really stupid to be trying So Hard. They never support me, it's always me doing everything for Parents, and me keeping them informed.
Do I really owe them any extra time whatsoever?
And if they ever do visit (every 3 or 5 years!), am I really supposed to make nice with them and roll out the red carpets for their Grand Entrance?