Caretaking the Caretaker

Caretaking the Caretaker . . .

(Mom at a birthday party, Aug. 2010)
I have been accused whining, by close family member, because I whine. Although she is right, she is wrong too.

Sometimes, like today, I don't think I can take it anymore. My mother is driving me crazy. I feel that her role, at this stage in her life, to drive me crazy today, this is exactly how I feel, and I don't know what to do to make it better. Being so sick the past two weeks doesn't help. Sometimes it gets to me and I lose it.

Where's the rest of the family? Mom has a family that loves her. She is the matriarch of the family and is adored by all. Unfortunately for her, and for me too the family all lives all over the place and not a one by us. In the past Phil and I have flown family out here to stay with mom while we went on a vacation. That is over. Phil was furious after the antics the last time we did that and refuses to buy plane tickets for my family. So, now we have no one to help.

I get frustrated with the drain. I grow weary. Tonight I am so tired I can hardly stay awake.

Hoping for a better day tomorrow
Posted by Marileigh at 6:11 PM




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