I've been caregiving for both my parents for over 7 years now. Although, their health is stable now, it has been a hellish up and down ride for the 7 years. I'm getting tired. My husband and I barely got our kids out of the house before my father took ill and then my mother was diagnosed with ALZ. Well, I have 4 brothers who 2 live fairly close, within a few hours of driving and the other 2 in CA. I am feeling a bit testy today. I am seeing that my brothers are camping, on picnics, with the wife's family and such. They call my parents and ask "are you going to the fireworks?" I feel angry. I say in the background "We went to the 4th of July parade today". Do they realize that we'd have to take my parents 4 hours early to get a good spot and then we'd have to wait a few hours after to be able to leave to get home???? While they can just do whatever they want at a drop of a hat, we have to plan and beg to have one of them come so we can leave? What do I do? How do I keep going? This is the first time in over 7 years that I have felt this way. I need my space, my husband and I need some time alone. Sorry to do this on the 4th but I needed to vent. Anyone ever feel the same way?