My dad turns 80 next month and my sister is coming into town to be here for his birthday. One of my brothers shares his birthday. So when my dad asks if one of us kids shares his birthday, I’m really surprised. My brother is in his 50s so this is a long-term and much repeated memory.
My mom immediately tells him “no” but does remember that one of us did have a birthday on the 13th of April (my sister’s). I threw caution to the wind and shared that yes, one of us did share his birthday. “I knew it!” my dad exclaimed.
Has my dad been in the fog for so long that he just stopped being confident in his thoughts? Will the fact that both parents have failing memories make their decline faster? Puzzled.