How do we define the word “caregiver?” For many people it is a person who can give, provide, and receive help. For others it is a person who provides the necessary support but who is not the one physically providing the help. For me, the word “caregiver” is a person who has a unique relationship with a child that involves a variety of activities.
To me that means someone who has a close relationship with a child. It’s not just “I care so much that I can’t let you do your own thing,” it means someone who helps a child accomplish certain tasks. For instance, if a child is learning to walk, it means someone who is a good partner for the child to learn, and someone who provides the physical activity as well. It could be a child’s nanny, daycare provider, etc.
You can read more about my relationship with my children on my blog.
The purpose of these links is to give you a glimpse of the social and cultural landscape in which I live and have lived for quite some time.
The fact is, I’m sure there are many people who see play as just entertainment. For instance, I once played with a guy who couldn’t keep up with the game. He was playing something called “puppy” and when he stopped playing the game, someone called out “Hey you’re a puppy!” I was completely devastated.
I’ve made that mistake too. We can all play whatever games we want, but the truth is, when you play with other people, you’re just playing. You’re not even thinking about what you’re doing. It’s so easy to get so wrapped up in playing that we don’t even think about the fact that we’re actually doing something that’s going to be detrimental to our relationships.
What a ridiculous statement! You are so wrapped up in your games that you dont even think about your partner, or yourself. It’s like we are the only two people in the room, and we are basically just two little kids playing video games. We are always playing, but we never talk about it, and weve basically decided that it’s okay just to play all the time.
I have come to realize that when I am a caregiver, i am rarely thinking about the fact that I am doing something that I dont even know about. I just have to keep playing. I think that when people say they are in therapy or a relationship or whatever the hell it is, they are really just doing it because they dont care about themselves. They are always doing it, even when theyve been through a breakup or something.
Thats a real thing. Thats what I was talking about. I have come to terms with it, but it’s still a hard habit to break. When I look at my own career choices, there is a lot of time spent doing things that are not really that exciting or productive. I like the fact that I can just sit in front of my computer and make something, and that is what I love about my job.
I think it is important to break this habit too. To make things exciting, which often means to get things done. If we don’t like the things we get done, then we are never going to get anything done. By breaking the habit of getting things done, we make them into something worth doing. Think about it. If you do a ton of work at a job, that work will get done eventually.