The magic time in your life where you are taking care of little people AND now becoming care givers for those older people in your life.
It’s kind of like being a Middle Manager –
you have a hard time making everyone happy,
hear all of the complaints
and take care of YOUR needs last.
The people who raised/took care of you are aging before your eyes and having issues
like failing eyesight, diabetes, arthritis, dementia, etc.
They want to maintain their independence yet now have driving limitations
or are simply no longer able to drive at all…and you just became the taxi service for all
doctor appointments, hair salon visits, etc.
I fall into this generation.
The fun stuff?
For the other people out there who occasionally feel one sandwich short of a picnic –
If YOU are the assistance in their living, like we are, there are small steps you can take:
If you can’t participate in that – try setting up a meal swap with other caregivers!
Get a house cleaner.