As a widowed teacher I have the summer off of work and was able to help my elderly parents more that my other four siblings.
There were a lot of doctor's appointments, shopping, cooking and errands. My other siblings would show up for a weekend and take them out to dinner and I would hear how great they are and what fun they had. My time with them was spent doing the "less fun aspects" of caregiving.
Long, self pitying story short - I am angry, resentful and hurt. I feel like I am being used and unappreciated. The summer is almost over. I am tired, sad, lonely, angry and hurt.
I lost my temper this morning, while we did talk it through to some degree, I feel badly. I told them I felt unappreciated and that I did not like to have an angry tone directed to me and would appreciate "please and thank you". That I felt like the least favorite child.
I am angry at my siblings that they don't call to see how I am doing. To say thanks for taking on the burden of the care. I am hurt - and now I feel guilty.