You may be familiar with the term “helicopter parents” – those “who pay extremely close attention to [their] child’s … experiences and problems … whether they need them or not.” But do you know about helicopter children?
In mid-October, Mom woke up with a back ache that changed her life. An MRI revealed a compressed fracture, bulging discs, and worsening arthritis. Now robbed her of independence, she watched my sister and me morph into hovering daughters. Never far away, we swoop in to make sure she eats, takes her medication, and fights through chronic pain.
Mom is patient with our hovering, and we are soooooooooooooooo grateful for her!