Hi. I’m in such a funk I had to lay down for 2 hours. My 84 year old dad just left after a 10 day visit. This was the third summer we did this since my mum died. Each summer it’s gotten worse worse worse.
I try so hard to make him happy but everything keeps going wrong. Every single restaurant we took him to… the fish wasn’t crispy enough, the pizza was too hard, the ribs didn’t have enough meat. He stabs at his food in restaurants like a baby to protest how awful it is…and throws things over his shoulder (wetnaps when I ask him to wait til I’m done eating coz the smell is yukky) He yelled an obscenity at me on the street when I asked him if he could help pay for a few meals. (quite an ugly one too)
He wants to watch tv all day and all night with the volume waaaaay up coz he can’t hear… which I’ve sort of got used to… It’s just so sad. We had several arguments even though I went to church and prayed we wouldn’t this time. He says he has no money yet he always has enough for lotto to which he is addicted and has to play everyday.
Then he gets real sweet the next morning and wants to kiss me.
Oh man. How do you love a parent when they are mean to you? I had all these plans to show him around the city … but he didn’t want to go then he complained we didn’t show him the city!!! aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeee
thanks for listening oh geez, good ol’ ranting…