Sandwich Generation

There’s the old adage that tragedy plus time equals comedy. I’m not far enough away from the subject of being a mom and having an aged parent to make this a big knee slapper, but I think there are a couple of chuckles. Especially since many of us are not having kids right out of high school, I have a feeling I might not be the only one dealing with being part of the sandwich generation.

Hmm, another reason I should have gotten knocked up in college – a vibrant grandpa!

3 thoughts on “Sandwich Generation

  1. Loved the quote–and I did find that being a “sand-gen” mom to both my three teenage daughters and my cantankerous, vivacious mother who had Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s led to some pretty funny moments. It helped that we all have a snarky sense of humor and a stubborn streak that kept us hanging on to each other for dear life.

    I wish you well on your journey. I brought my mom into our home–alone with teens, dogs, cats, hubby–and I tell ya, it wasn’t easy–at all. But worth it.

    ~Carol D. O’Dell
    Author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir
    available on Amazon

  2. Carol, I want to look at your book more closely. good job on the press! Brave to bring your mom in your house. I just knew I wasn’t up for that. I had a sleep over here with my dad recently and it was a bit of a strain. I feel guilty every day I don’t visit him. I try not to go more than a week, but that’s not always possible. I do usually put my daughter first, but have made her come with me under protest a few times.

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