Following is a three-sentence excerpt from my upcoming book, A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos:
I’m now in a situation shared by many Boomers. I’ve become my parents’ primary caregiver and have slowly reversed roles with them. Over the past two years, I’ve become the parent and they have become The Kids.
After Mom and Dad came to live with us, I often referred to them as The Kids, especially in my writing and also in our caregiver support group. It was meant as a loving epithet, and it seemed to be accepted as such. But this morning I was reading an article on AgingCare.com titled “14 Phrases to Live By in 2014,” and this one caught my eye: (more…)