Thursday, May 19, 2011
Keeping it real....
The moment has come, I am now officially parenting my parents. Not in a total care sort of way, but in the please do not make that decision without me sort of way. Dad is in his 80s and Mom is close to that. The children and I are planning an upcoming weekend at their home and I am planning to do all the cooking, a lot of cleaning and clearing up a lot of issues while I am there.
For those of you that know me, you know that my parents and I have always had a tough relationship. For them, parenting a daughter who has more than a fair share of independence has been more than difficult. For me, I am finding it tough to be involved on a daily basis with people who know they need help, but want to maintain the workable distance we have come to find worked for us in the past.
I think I will throw myself a Welcome to the Sandwich Generation party. Salami on rye anyone?