Hang in there, Ivan. Whatever you do though, don't antagonize him when he's been drinking. It's good that you want to look out for your Mom, but other than that, try to just ignore him and what he says, okay? Try to have a good weekend. We have a holiday weekend here and I plan on staying close to him so I can get some stuff done. I'll be on and off the computer, so shoot me a message if ya want. Take care!
Ivan - you're not bothering me at all, believe me. Sometimes just venting about what's going on helps makes things feel better. I do it all the time!
Does your Dad drink a lot? It's hard living with someone who does. My husband had a real problem with his drinking years ago and it really affected all of us. We worked through it though...now I just dislike him for other reasons. LOL.
But still, most people when they drink, run their mouths and say things they don't mean. Of course he'll act like he doesn't remember it because he's most likely ashamed of himself. Try to be the better man and just move forward. Today is a new day, right? Take care.
Ivan - sorry to hear about that. I think it's just human nature that we are meant to "lock horns" with our parents. :) I know my son and his Dad are constantly bickering with each other, to the point where I wonder if someone's going to throw a punch! Hope everything works out okay soon for ya.