In recent months I have been able to get a break from my mom. (I am living with and caring for her.) At my sharp 86 year old aunts request I have been leaving mom with her some 50 miles away. They enjoy each others company and mom is so happy while there. Unlike home where everything is wrong and of course as hard as I try it is my fault.
It pleases me to see her happy and in a good mood. She and my aunt are such good company for each other. My aunt still cooks and her daughter stops in everyday to check in. I am calling this Gray camp.
I went to the Doctor the other day and he said my blood pressure was way high. I had to figure a way for me to relax and be away from mom. This is working. I am relaxed and can be ready to help her out when she arrives home after a week. Hopefully soon she will be going north to visit with my brother for the summer.
Gray camp works for me. If your siblings are not close or will not help as often as needed find another family member their age to help out. It is working for me.
Gosh, so nice to get up in the morning and know that I have the time to do the things I need to do without mom around.
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