Being Voluntold to Care– Because Somebody’s Got to Do It!

Being Voluntold to Care– Because Somebody’s Got to Do It!

Ever end up not really volunteering to do something but somehow ending up doing it?  Or, did you miss that all-important conversation that you weren’t invited to but were assigned to do something?  Don’t feel bad. Everyone of us gets “voluntold” at some point or another.  It’s how we handle it that makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to the family dynamics surrounding the “doing” part of caring for an aging parent. Somebody’s Got to Do It… I remember the dead silence in our kitchen when mom asked, “Who’s going with your dad to grandma’s to help in the garden and keep her company?”  My brother and I looked at each other, then did the one thing you just do when you don’t want to be picked…we averted mom’s eyes, looking down, and kept our hands in our laps and our lips shut.  That didn’t work too well, because we were both told we were going to go.  Ugh.  I remember thinking, […]

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