Ever since my Mom and Dad turned 70, it seems like I have to parent them. They don’t take vitamins, and they don’t take their medicine most days. Every time we have breakfast together, they complain about the doctor and their health regimen. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to surprise Mom. It was a hot day, and the temperature outside was close to 90 degrees. I was mailing some packages at the post office, which is a few blocks from my parents house. I grabbed a couple of iced coffees and headed over to say hello. I walked in the house and the humidity overtook me. My Mom didn’t have the air conditioner running. I walked into the living room and adjusted the air conditioner dial. Nothing happened when I turned on the air conditioner. I asked Mom if the air conditioner was broken and she rolled her eyes. It was really hot and humid, and my Dad looked miserable. He was panting on the lazy boy, with the fan blowing on high. I checked the outlet, and the air conditioner was plugged into the wall. Next, I checked the fuse box. Nothing was wrong in that area either. I couldn’t leave my parents in that house. It was humid, uncomfortable, and scorching hot. I didn’t have many viable options, so I drove to the local super center and bought different air conditioner. It took all afternoon, but my Dad and I finally got some cool air into those rooms. I wonder how long my parents would have suffered through the heat, before they asked someone for help.