MAYBE IT'S ME

Written by Captain Mary on Sunday, August 10, 2008

I don't know if anyone can understand this, it will be hard to imagine if you don't have children that are grown. I have always had a great relationship with my kids, I love them unconditionally, but lately I really can't stand them.

I have noticed that the older I become my children become my parents, does this happen to you? I know that I have not become unable to function, I am certainly not ready for a Senior Home, so what is this need my children have to treat me like a child. I am still in reasonably good physical health, hell I can still do a back flip off the boat. My mind must be intact, I just completed my Captains renewal course, with 100 % on all three tests. I got the highest marks in the class. So what is it that possesses children to assume this role?

All I know is that I have loved my children their whole life, now I really can't stand to be anywhere near them. It's becoming more and more apparent that I should leave the country and hide from them. How do I get them to understand that I don't need them to guide me, unless solicited that is, I feel as if I am no longer capable of taking care of myself. I think this is what children do to their ageing parents, our children beat us down emotionally until we fall apart and actually believe that we need them to care for us. Well, this senior is going to fade away from my children, so they can no longer treat me as if I was ready for the grave. They have nothing to gain by this behavior, for I am spending their inheritance.

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  1. 3 comments: Responses to “ MAYBE IT'S ME ”

  2. By Queenie on August 10, 2008 at 8:51 AM

    I know what the issue is - You are having royal family withdrawls. Yep. Come over. Right now.

    Actually I just thought of something else, you are 29. Not old enough to have grown kids. Remember?

  3. By Anonymous on August 10, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Ah yes, I hear you. Although I know the grown children have good intentions, they forgot that you have already reached their point and surpassed it. The little things that bug them, are just not important to us. We are more selective of our battles. We have been to the mountain top, and the journey down should be slow and peaceful.

  4. By Anonymous on August 11, 2008 at 9:23 AM

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:42:34 -0700 (PDT)
    Mary take it easy for you are in the cycle of life ignore
    them and all will be fine like I do.
    Life is what you make it and tell them you are still the
    mother.
    Love DAD