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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:00 AM
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66. If my brother knew what my mom was thinking when he moved
back in . . .

If my niece knew what my mom thought when she moved in . . .

If I knew what my mom thought when I moved back in, only for a couple months . . . .

My brother didn't ask. She thought he was joking when he said he was moving back in. He'd already been hauling his stuff in the door when she found out.

My niece couldn't bring a dirty bathtowel back down the stairs for the entire time she stayed there.

My mom told me she really didn't want ANYBODY living with her at all, it's too much work. Yep, grown-up people are work for my elderly mother who has to do everything for herself and pick up after others too and count on buying for extra people when she goes to the grocery store because she knows they won't be out there grocery shopping.

And I thought,, wow, my mama doesn't WANT my niece and her BF living there for the summer? Or however long? She doesn't WANT me living there (well,that much she didn't say but I was guessing it!) And, of course, I always knew she didn't want my brother living there who never did a load of laundry, washed a dish, or brought a single bag of groceries home even though he could eat like a horse.

But my mom would suck up and take it and just politely "wish" all these people would go away. I'll never forget the day I was moving my stuff down the stairs to move into my newly found apartment after a couple months, and my niece and her BF were hauling their stuff up the stairs at the same time, while I hadn't even moved out yet, and I didn't even know they were coming!

And my mom was sitting there on the couch, watching the loads going out and in the door, and I looked at her and said, you feel like you're running a hotel here? She saw the humor in it, but you know, she really could have done without all of it. It's not like she needs anybody's financial assistance there owning her place and being retired and with a small appetite, she didn't need roomys of any kind.

Fierce independence runs in the blood, but not all the blood : )
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