When I asked for additional time off I had to explain my reason. A vacation… to the nursing home.
I found myself thinking "I don't get to spend 2 weweks in Hawaii every year! My idea of a vacation is traveling all the way across the country to spend 6 days sitting in a nursing home room!" Of course I didn't say it out loud, but that is the way I felt. I haven't had a real vacation in years. Certainly not to a tropical beach.
It occurred to me that there must be lots of us who have done or endured outageous things in the name of caregiving. Like the person who posted here about hair in their toothbrush after their mother used it to brush her hair.
Laughter truly is good medicine and a great way to relieve stress. So let's share some of the outrageous, crazy things we have experienced as caregivers and maybe get a laugh or two to bring down the stress levels. Please reply to this post with your story.