Caregivers, you know who I mean. The people who call to question and criticize what you do and how you do it. The family members who drop by once or twice a year and spend an hour or so before heading out to a restaurant for dinner or leaving on a fabulous vacation. The ones who can’t help you because seeing Mom or Dad like that is too hard for them.
These are the same people who say, “Please let us know what we can do to help,” but are never available when you need someone to take over for a day or two so you can get some much-needed rest.
We have all dealt with the splinters. If we don’t pick them out in time the wound caused by their careless dismissal of us and our loved one festers and makes life even more difficult for us.
I hope when that happens you will remember this funny little cartoon and smile and feel a bit better, even if only for a moment. You are not alone.
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