Family – Part 2

Published February 25, 2019 by helentastic67

Family Part 2

Family Part 2

So, it is to say, I think health issues, brain injury, disability, all of it takes a toll on families. I’m lucky, I still have both parents, however my relationship is different with both.

Takes a toll 1

Divorced how for over twenty-five years, my mum will drop everything and has to come and be with me, sit by my bedside, drive me all over the place, move me countless times and on one occasion even shower me. (Yeah! Yet to write about how that came to happen) Yet my father whom I love, I have to guilt him into helping me, which is usually in the form of well, most recently, bond, removalist costs. So, nothing to sneeze at, but guilt into helping me.

Guilt trip

I also have two sisters (surviving), one older and another sister much younger. Despite the closeness in age between my older sister and myself (two years) we don’t see each other often and the two times in my twenties we lived together has put a wedge between us.

Sisters living together 1

My younger sister is almost sixteen years younger and keeping in mind she was young, I changed her nappies and as a youngster our experiences as siblings as children and “whatever” we have all had very different experiences.

Changing nappies

My younger sister, you could say has been raised by a single parent with older Aunties (I’m the cool one, of course). Also, I’m the second child, a confused second child, as when I was eight (exactly) my younger sister was born and died fifteen months later. After being the second child again, I was the middle child again, at almost sixteen, hence the confusion.

Second born

2 comments on “Family – Part 2

  • I, too, have an older sister. Living with an older sister is a lot like living with your mother. 🙂

    My sister lives on the other side of the country and everything about us is as different as our political stance. I haven’t seen her in 2 years. But there is still love and I appreciate all that she did to help me during the times I needed it.

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  • My sister only lives 1.5 ours away and I see her only twice-yearly if I’m lucky. My father only once. As per usual, I’m the black sheep! And while I’m fine with it it does get lonely? Keep in mind I don’t hsve a husband, or children. Cheers,H


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