Friday, January 4, 2013

Daisies

I bought a Gerbera Daisy arrangement from FTD this morning to be sent to my mom.

Dad is now in the nursing home for the next 20 days and he loves to guilt trip my mom.  He actually made her cry this morning.  Knowing how he is, I knew he'd act out and I wasn't there to help her, I decided to buy flowers for Mom.

I can't be there right now to help out.  But I can try to cheer her up.  Unfortunately I had to call mom to let her know in advance when the flowers will arrive.  Glad I did call because she won't be home all day for the arrival.  Hoping that the flowers won't freeze and she'll get them in the house in time.  Luckily FTD guarantees their flowers so if they do freeze she'll get a replacement bouquet.

Oh and I did remember that she has plenty of vases so I didn't order one with.  Mom was happy to hear that too.  She said she was thinking about bringing all her old vases down to a local flower shop just to have more room in the house.  Before I moved she pawned about ten vases off on me too.

Much as I complain about how my parents aren't good parents they are decent people.  Some people just shouldn't be allowed to raise children.  As an adult my parents treat me much they same as they did when I was a child but now I know when to draw the line and just walk away.


9 comments:

  1. So pretty! Daisies are my favourite... and I think it's awesome that you gave them to your mom, rather than only focusing on your dad.

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    1. I can understand being crabby when sick but really to make another person cry because you've hurt them emotional is just wrong. Wondering if my Dad will ever grow up.

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  2. Its a very sweet gesture. I am sure it will cheer up your Mom.

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    1. The phone call alone helped her out. She needs to vent.

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  3. Lovely daisies, and you are very thoughtful!

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    1. I like to make other people happy.

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  4. What a great way to cheer up your mom! They're so pretty.

    The hard thing about being sick is that most people tend to take out their frustrations and anger on family members. It feels safer than actually addressing the issues that need to be addressed. I'm sorry that your day is being difficult on your mom, but I hope that you parent is able to utilize the resources at the nursing home to help her cope during this time.

    Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Luckily Dad should only be in a nursing home for about twenty days this time.

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  5. I really love gerber daisies. I plant them in our flower bed every year. I'm sure that made your moms day!

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