Living in a parallel world
Sometimes I think I know how Alice felt in Wonderland and just now was one of those moments. Jake and I, along with the 5 year old, went to see my Mum today. She's safely ensconced in her new care home (the one with the pub and the cinema) and each time I've been to see her I've had to interrupt a conversation she's having with someone. Today was no different, she was chatting away with a broad smile on her face and all was right in her world. We went through to the 'pub' and got toys out for the 5 year old then settled back ready for her to tell us what she's been doing. The first thing she said was 'Can you book me back into that place I've just left, it's boring here and there's no-one to talk to'! Luckily I'd spoken to one of the girls on the way in and heard that Mum had been out for coffee (Costa and Cafe Nero) three times in the ten days she's been there and had also been into town so there's little chance she's been bored. I pointed out that she was bored at both the previous homes she'd been in and she'd been equally bored if not more so when she'd been at home on her own so she soon settled down and joined in the conversation. So that was my Mum. I got home an hour ago and told Ash all about it which made him laugh (my trials and tribulations with Mum are almost guaranteed to bring a smile to his face) but then I obviously said something wrong. I've no idea what it was but something provoked the storm cloud which gathered on his brow and suddenly I'd done nothing but criticise since I walked in the house, nothing he did was ever right and just because I'd had a bad day I'd taken it out on him! Those are my parallel worlds. There are three of them - Ash's, Mum's and mine. I'm fairly sure mine is the true world but what do I know?
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