As we near the end of National Family Caregivers Month, I’ve been thinking about the less obvious form of caregiving: the fact that so many of our kids return to their old twin (or larger) beds in the family home, long after we’d imagined we’d have a nest empty enough to turn their old bedrooms into, say, a workout room. Ha.
Sure, my son Ben relies on us more than your neurotypical 30-year-old, because of the different life path affected by schizophrenia. But my other children, too, rely on us a lot more than I did my own parents when I was in my twenties. Financial help, washer-dryer privileges, family vacations. But this seems to be the norm.
Are your kids back at home after college too? Here is why: (thanks to Hannah Peters, and collegeathome.com)
Just, sayin’ : we are far from alone!