I am a stay at home mother so my life is kind of crazy. I have two small children, a husband who works crazy hours, and I am in school full time working on my Masters. On top of all of that I managed to find some time to do yoga, and volunteer.
I have parents who are getting older, and my father has been really sick lately which is hard on my mom and so now she hasn't been feeling all that great either. I am NOT an only child in fact I am the middle child. However it seems like I am the only one who gives a damn about my parents. I am constantly checking on them to make sure that they are ok and if they need anything. When they do need or want anything they call me. Most times I am tired because of all the stuff I have going on but because they are my parents I do whatever it is they need me to do. There are times when I need to do things that I can not bring my children to, and more often than not its my father who watches them for me. Most days he is so sick that it is hard for him to even get out of the bed.
I have mentioned to my sibs quite a few times that they need to check on our parents more and help them out. Of course I get the answers they think I want to hear but nothing has changed. I just find it frustrating that I am the only who seems to give a damn about my parents and their deteriorating health.
My parents have done and sacrificed a lot for us and I just feel that it is time for us to do and scaifice for them. I know that we all have our own lives with a lot going on but I feel like if I am able to make the time so can they.