In some respects, I do think that parents can stress you out when they get older. However, other things are less stressful. For example, when I was younger, I constantly worried about what my parents would think, what they would find out, if they would approve. I always felt as if I were trying to measure up to their expectations. Eventually, I found out that I invented some of the expectations because I thought it would be their expectations when in fact they were not. On the other hand, they are more stressful now about other things. I have noticed that my father at times does not have a filter on his mouth. He talks about people and says it loud enough that they would have to be deaf not to hear it! What he says is not always flattering. To me, this is stressful especially when we are in a large group of people that do not know anything about him or me. My mother is stressful because as she ages, she becomes more pessimistic and she worries about anything and everything - things she cannot control or that have already happened. This is stressful to me because I am more of the "Don't cry over spilt milk" mentality.