First off, the winners of the Kong Braidz toys are….
and Mogley G. Retriever!!
Send me your addresses so I can get the toys right out to you. Hide them, share them, eat them, but enjoy them!!
Now for my rant, and I’d love advice and opinions please.
My mother has started to use guilt and schemes to get me to do things. Example: I told her I needed a day for myself on Sunday. She didn’t bother me once.
But on Monday…could I come do her hair after work? Of course, I did.
Today she called me at work and asked me to call my other brother (the one who does nothing). You see, last week, without telling Clynt or me, she ordered bark for her yard. She ordered a LOT. In order to get it in her back lot, we either have to take down part of a fence, or climb up and down steep steps to put it in the back, shovel-full by shovel-full.
Because I didn’t come on Sunday to take some for my house (since she has way too much), or to start hauling it to the backyard, and Clynt just isn’t doing it fast enough for her, she wants to see if my other brother will do it. I asked her if it couldn’t wait til the weekend and she said “no”.
Well, I hate to disappoint her, but my brother hasn’t called back, nor will he do it before the weekend. I got mad. I came home, grabbed the beater truck, went to her house and shoveled in my share. She and Clynt came out and she kept saying “I didn’t mean for YOU to do it”, when she meant exactly that. I said “you couldn’t wait for the weekend” and she says “yes I could”. I reminded her that’s not what she said on the phone. She was silent.
So, I’ve discussed this with her once – how she’s starting using guilt because she has no friends, no hobbies and nothing to do, and how unfair it is. Then she did it again.
I’ve already been told that I’m lucky to have a mother, how I’ll wish she were around later, etc. That’s not helpful, and it’s not like I was wishing she were dead. I just want some time for ME. Hell, I barely get my own laundry done I spend so much time with her.
Advice or comments please! I’m going crazy here.