My siblings and I are at the age where we all have to keep tabs on our Mother.
She is over 80 now.
She lives with my younger brother in Colorado.
I live in Texas.
I have another brother in another part of our expansive state.
I have a brother in Vermont.
Lastly, I have a sister in the Big Apple of NYC.
Big family.. all spread out.
Yesterday, I received a text from my sister-
“Have you talked to Mom lately?”
“Yeah, I talked to her a couple of days ago… Why?”
“Shes kind of slurring her words and having a hard time with sentences…”
“Ok, I’ll check on her when I get off work.”
“Thank you. I’m just worried shes old you know.”
“Yeah, I got it.”
I get off work and call my Mom-
Me- hey Mom, just checkin in what’s going on?
Her- nothing just hanging out with your brothers daughters making cookies having a good time…
Me- your daughter called me and said you were having problems talking last time she talked to you. Is everything ok?
Her- Huh? I just talked to her this morning about going up to see her and to get arrangements set for flights and all. I was half awake when she called and didnt have my teeth in yet.
Ok. Shes a moron.
Family…sometimes I just cant sink my teeth into why they cant get all the information before jumping to conclusions.