Taking care of your kids and your parents or inlaws? Where do you get support from?
Answer by HybridMom27 at 10:03 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
My husband and I just depend on each other. We helped take care of my mother in law who is now deceased. We have had long talks with my father in law and my parents about what they expect from us as they get older. We are looking at moving in a few years so we will both be closer to our parents as they age. My parents have already told me that I will be the one who will be in charge of their healthcare and all major decisions. I am one of 5 children but am really the only one who can handle making those kind of decisions. I will also be responsible for my two disabled siblings. I do have one brother who I know will be there to support me when the time comes, but my other siblings just are not able to.
Answer by FL2AK at 7:19 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
My mom is 90 and in a nursing home close by. My in-laws are in their late 70's and live next door. My kids are 9 & 11, and yes, I'm sandwiched. I've been taking care of my mom, her needs and her finances for the last 6 years. My in-laws are still healthy, but my DH has already been taking over little things already. It's a lot of responsibility.
I've been incredible lucky to have a supportive husband, he had done quite a lot to help with my mom. The nursing home my mom is at is terrific, and I make sure I'm there all the time and know all the staff.
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:52 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 AM on Sep. 15, 2009