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Old August 31st, 2011, 07:45 PM
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I miss my DM, I really do. However, due to her health she can't do a lot - or as much as she would like .


She's going to spend the weekend with us - and , well - I feel that I'll have to curtail some of the things/activities DS & I wanted to do.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Re: bad daughter

So why does that make you a bad daughter? A bad daughter wouldn't care and would leave her in the dust.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:10 AM
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- Agree with KayKay. - Have a lovely weekend.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: bad daughter

I haven't been able to attend _____ for a year or two & I really, really want to so it - DM would love to go, but due to her health & the heat its impossible. So I feel bad - I feel I'm giving up something I really want, because she's going to be visiting, & it'd be rude to go & leave her at home.


There's other things too....its just that I'd getting older & packing all of DM's stuff & medical equipment, etc. wears me out - I also have to pick her up & the round trip (including packing & loading her stuff) takes about 4 hours ( or more).

I'm finding that I want to do something enjoyable for the amount of time I'm running back & forth (about 8 hrs total) rather than being a pack mule .

I really wished she lived closer - like 20 minutes (or less) away -
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Re: bad daughter

(((snafu)))

You're allowed to feel that way. The important thing is how you behave, and you're being a good daughter. You know, a lot of aging parents move closer to their adult children - my GMIL did it and my IL's were able to take care of her as she aged. Any chance your mom would consider that?
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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Re: bad daughter

she doesn't want to move away from her friends AND places in my area cost more


and DM has said that there is no way she'd ever move in with us, she needs her alone time (guess I know where/who I got my need for alone time from)
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Re: bad daughter

sigh .... I know she won't be around forever (due to her health & heart transplant 12 yrs ago, I know her time is limited...DM & I didn't think she'd live to see DS grad from Middle School/Jr High - that's 1 1/2 yr from now)


and as DS just loves having Grandma stay, 'd hate to disappoint him as well ( she gets his room & DS stays in what I call "the man cave" )

soon he'll probably turn into a teen boy who can't be bothered with parents/grandparents -
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Re: bad daughter

DM & I have gotten on each other's last nerve today.


I'm tired & crabby - I need a break from DM - in some ways she's like DS - has to have my attention now no matter what I'm doing.... for things that could wait ;

I'll admit I've hit the point I'm snapping at her - part of it is that I'm tired, another part is I need a relaxing break - DM expects to be intertained/have your attention...she makes comments about the fact that I shouldn't cook so many things (AKA "I think you should give up things you enjoy because I think you're doing too much")

I'm tired of everyone asking me questions that they should ask other people, for example "Mom, blah, blah DSF, blah..." or "Snafu, has DS fed the animals yet?" Why don't they ask the other person?!? I've been responding for a while "Ask ___". ( - I've gotten crabby about any questions people ask me now - and snapped at DM)
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Old December 25th, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Re: bad daughter

DM also admitted that she's cranky - not feeling well (spent a day doing various dr apts a couple of days before I picked her up)... and she's hurt that neither of my sisters called to find out if she had plans for X-mas, or if she'd be home alone.


(she's also jumped my case about something that happend 2 years ago - I held my tounge , she's right I shouldn't have snapped at her then...but she wouldn't listen to me/accept "No" for an answer then...she just wanted to help)
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