Hi all, Not like me I know but this is something I can’t seem to deal with…
About a year or so ago I told my son & daughter-in-law that I couldn’t go and stay with them any more as can’t manage the stairs & I get so tired when I go away.
Actually it’s more than that as I know you will all understand:
It’s not just tiring… it’s beyond anything that I can explain (well you guys know what I mean).
It’s a 3 hour drive each way & they drive fast on the motorway which makes me think we’ll all be dead any minute.
I find the whole thing so exhausting & unsettling that I could cry (in fact sometimes do cry)
When I get home I have to go to bed for about a week to recover.
I’ve explained some of this to them and thought they had accepted it. They drive down every couple of months to see me & sometimes stay the night (we have a guest room here).
Anyhoooo… they have now come up with a new plan. My daughter-in-law’s parents live in a bungalow not far from where my son & family live. Now they say I can stay in the spare room there. They said this last weekend when they came. Now they have texted and asked if I will come for Easter.
My daughter-in-law’s parents are nice people but we are as different as chalk and cheese.
I know I sound like the worst mother/grandmother in the world but I just can’t face it. I have to tell them all over AGAIN why I don’t want to stay! Why don’t they get it!!!
I know what I would answer to myself. Sit down quietly and write them an email and tell them why. But they seem to take it so personally!!!
Sorry gang… this is more of a rant than anything. For some reason it has upset me a great deal. I just can’t anwer the text. I just don’t want to go!
Forgive horrendously long moany post…