Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Hardening My Heart

 OK. Deep breath. I am not a son dealing with his mother. I am a parent dealing with a sulky kid who doesn't want to get out of bed in the morning . 

A week ago I thought my mother was dying- and while that was the case I was happy for her to stay in bed all day but it seems she just had a cold and was no more dying than any of us are and since she's planning to go on being alive she needs to do it to the best of her ability and get dressed and come downstairs and eat breakfast at the table like a reasonable human being. 

I faltered briefly in the Captain Bligh act. The ear was pressed into the pillow and I didn't see any way of inserting a hearing aid short of using physical force. Fortunately I had a couple of heavies at my elbow- or carers as I prefer to call them...

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