Wish you had a snappy come back whenever you are chatting about being a caregiver with someone who never was in that position? It is amazing the things some people will say. I know they mean well.
Example, I am the "driver" for my parents, have been for a number of years. I still am employed, so I need to take time off from work or reschedule my work day, which at times can become difficult and tiresome for me, plus I am no spring chicken, I am a senior citizen, too.
When I vent to someone outside the family about this, the usually remark said back to me will be "well, your parents drove you around when you were a child". That remark use to irritate me to no end....
I finally found a good reply back for that, "yes, but my mother and dad weren't in senior citizens when I was a child". That becomes an ah ha moment.
I was wondering if anyone here has some really good snappy remarks for things that are said. Let's share them.
"At my age, you weren't taking care of your mother and father." Bingo. It registered.