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“Every single day for about 3 years I called him back to put his shoes away in his shoe drawer after he kicked them off in the kitchen. He showed absolutely no sign of improvement”

It took my father 22 years with me. But I vividly recall the day it popped into my head, “you know, if you put this away now, you won’t have to listen to dad nag you about it later.” At that moment, I started putting away my things. I’m 41 now, dad’s been dead 13 years, I still sometimes think to myself (with amusement and fondness), “no, put it away now so you don’t have to listen to dad nag.”