You might be a working daughter if…
- You can’t remember where you put your car keys, but you’ve memorized both of your parents’ Social Security numbers.
- You no longer take an aspirin when you have a headache. Instead you “dispense meds” for yourself.
- You have a story about poop, but you are too polite to tell it.
- You think cereal and wine are an acceptable dinner.
- You think the six most annoying words in the world are, “You should take care of yourself.”
- You know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.
- You’ve spent an entire lunch hour, plus an additional hour, on the phone trying to sort out an insurance claim.
- You’ve thought about billing a doctor for the time she or he kept you waiting. You may have even drafted the invoice.
- You’ve spent your time waiting for the doctor by filling out yet another HIPPA form, MOST form, or DNR, but you would have preferred to read an old issue of People.
- You just may have taken that copy of People from the doctor’s waiting area to read later. But of course, you’ll never find the time to do that.
- Even though you go to a doctor’s appointment at least three times a month, it’s never for you. You are overdue on your teeth cleaning, your physical and your mammogram.
- You’ve given a home health aide more instructions than you’ve ever given to your kids’ babysitters.
- Your heart stops every time your phone rings – especially after 9 p.m.
- Speaking of phones, you keep your cell phone on and with you at all times.
- You have a strong opinion about Friends? Yeah, you think you had some of those once.
- You have siblings and it’s complicated. You might be a #workingdaughter if....you have siblings and it's complicated. Click To Tweet
- Your house is a mess and you are so over it.
- You’ve read those studies that say people can’t multitask and you laughed at the thought of those weaker beings.
- Speaking of laughing, you’ve told some really inappropriate jokes about cancer, Alzheimer’s and dying. You know laughter is the best medicine.
- When someone asks if caregiving is a burden or a blessing, you respond without hesitation, “Yes.”
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