I am glad that you made some fond memories today. You will never regret the kids. That must be fun times for you. They are so special.
If you are inclined to think that your mom is playing you, then she probably is. I am sorry about that. You might have to start some tough love with her which isn't easy. But it will be for her own good. Let her know that there are things that you expect of her and that she needs to do them. It will make her stronger in the long run. Don't let this run you down. You are taking on a lot. Somebody eventually will have to become her gaurdian if she keeps going down hill. Especially if she has any mental issues. She will need somebody to take care of her if she doesn't start taking care of herself.
You don't have to take this on if you don't want to. There are other routes that you might be able to choose. It is a huge responsibility, but she will eventually need somebody to speak for her behalf and look out for her best interests. Anyhow, take it one day at a time. Try not to worry too much. This will work out for the good. You sound like a good person and things end up working out eventually. And we learn in the process. Take care, Oh yeah, I couldn't think of the word back there. But if you ever do become gaurdian over your mom, make sure that you get conservator too. This gives you charge of her financial issues and her health. You make the decisions. But like I say, it is a lot of responsibility. But if you are doing it anyway, you may as well have control. And if she has any monies, you can get paid for it. That is if it ever comes to that point. That could be years down the road.
I am rattleing on.
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