18 Ways Caring For a Toddler and Caring For an Elderly Person Are Very, Very Similar
I recently had a conversation with someone who is the sole caretaker for her 95-year-old mother, and we had an a-ha moment (and a few good laughs) about how amazingly similar her situation is to my life as a mom caring for my small children. The sad truth is that the differences are stark and profound; in children, these things are about growth and potential, and in aging, these things are about loss and decline, but it's a good reflection on the amazing circle of life. And to be honest, comparing the two generations was a wonderful reminder to do my best by my children and my elders by always practicing patience and unending love with both of them. Plus, as they always say, "parents be kind to your children, it is they who will be choosing your nursing home one day." So if you've ever cared for a small child or an elderly person, I think you'll relate to a few of their similarities (and fall in love with these touching images).
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