I want to see my mother feeling a lot better when I leave. And if anything, I’ve figured that one way to do that is to ensure that I treat her the way I would if she had full energy. Unless she’s really tired, in which case I won’t.
So today, I spent the day with my mum, irritating her the way I did as a child – by flicking her nose, or pinching her arm.
I also watched a movie with her.
And we ate pasta.
Basically we did everything we would do for comfort at home. Mine, more than hers – but I know it made her feel better. On the inside.