I'm beginning to see my Mom as elderly and it's not a good feeling at all. Before I even start I have to say I love my Mom with ALL of my heart. She has taught me so many things over the years and has kept me on the right path through times that I personally would have beat the hell out of ANY kid that acted like I was acting! I was NOT an easy kid to raise and in spite of all the bull I pulled, chaos I caused and problems I made for her, she managed to really do a good job in molding me for life. There are times that I can talk to her and she seems to completely understand me and our conversation is totally normal. Then there are times when out of the blue she becomes another person. For instance, this past week when Brandon developed his virus she was 110% sure that he picked something up from the DOGS. The dogs??? Yes, the darn dogs. She thoroughly believes that the dogs MUST have gone outside and gotten into something "bad" and then licked Brandon in the face. Thus causing him to spike a fever of 104.3...When I told her it was something called a "Hand Foot and Mouth " virus she swore that I was wrong and it was called "Huffing Mouth Disease". What the heck is that I ask? She said it is something that you get from dogs and horses. All I could do was laugh and say “:okie dokie mom, whatever. I just let it go. It's that type of thing that is driving me craaaazy. I love her so much and she has been my best friend for so long that I don't know how to handle her being "off". My great grandmother lived to be 102 years old and was a total nut job. She would stand in front of the window on a day that was one of the hottest days of the year and swear she saw snow. I just cant imagine how I will ever be able to deal with that. I keep praying that God will bless me with the patience and understanding that she has had for me over the many years of trying times I have put her through things. I'm a strong believer in Karma. I would want my kids to love me and be there for me in my time of need so I guess my gripes will have to remain here on paper and in the real world I will suck it up and listen to my mother tell me that my dogs carry around mad diseases and have her forget my name on occasion. I know she did the same for her mother and grandmother. I also have a pretty strong feeling that my kids will one day do the exact same for me when I have grown old and drive them crazy will made up illnesses!
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