Some of you may know my mom is planning to go to her cottage next Thursday to spend the summer. I talked to her about getting a life alert system in place and she agreed. We talked about this several times and I told her I had been researching different brands/models etc.
After many hours of research and talking to different companies I finally found one that seemed like the perfect fit. A small home unit and also a mobile device she could take with her when she goes out.
I sent her an email early yesterday morning and gave her a quick call to let her know and said I would be over later to talk about and answer any questions, because I had talked to a company rep and felt I could answer any questions she had.
A few hours go by and I called to say I would be over. She immediately tells me she doesn't want it. Not that she didn't want that particular unit/set up but that she didn't want ANYTHING. She was in a foul mood and I kept trying to keep it calm and explain why getting one was a good idea. She shot me down at every turn, insisting she did not need anything. I offered to pay, nothing worked. Finally I said- Mum, I'm getting mad, you told me you would do this, so I did a bunch of work. She shot back in the nastiest tone - EVERYTHING PISSES YOU OFF, and I was so .... ugh- dumbfound and fed up I just said - Okay have a nice day, and I hung up. We did not speak the rest of the day. What she said was so untrue and I am always treating her with kid gloves.
Tomorrow morning my husband is leaving town for the weekend to visit his family. I do not want to see my mom. She is the most nasty when she is alone with me, and I am just sick to death of her drama and her stubborn charade of independence.
I can not control what she does. She is bullheaded and does what she wants. I'm sick of feeling responsible for this person I can't control. I'm tired of her nasty moods. I'm tired her, period.
I have no plans to call her, and if/when she calls me I am telling her that I plan to spend the weekend ALONE. She'll get mad for sure, but I don't care. Everything I do for her and I get this difficult, nasty attitude? No thanks.