Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Good idea or bad?
She found one. In Arizona.
I am sure that you have figured out by now that we live in Ohio.
Ohio. To Arizona. By herself. For six months. Driving there. Living alone. 66 years old.
To me, this screams "BAD IDEA!"
To her, it screams "I can't make up my mind too quickly ... I know they need me at the beginning of the month next month but I still don't know what I want to do."
She doesn't have a high level of confidence. As much as she states her opinions when she should keep them to herself, that is as far as it goes because it is with her family. Well, ok... and her friends. Ok ... and some others. But other than that, she has some trouble with doing things on her own.
If she was 10 years younger, I would say go for it. But I see my parents' health starting to fade ever so slightly. My Dad has a tremor in his left hand that the Mominator says is from an old neck injury. I think that is her way of sugar coating the real reason for the tremor.
Their driving isn't the best. In fact, it makes me downright nervous. Not that they are the types who should have their licenses taken away from them, but they do point and gun it a lot.
And Mini Martha and I are finding ourselves being placed in the position of the parents and they the children. It scares both of us that she is going to go out to a place, sight unseen, and try to make it her home for five months. We have this feeling that her continued silence on the issue means that she will go. I just don't want her to get into a situation that is beyond her control and not be able to get out of it. Doomsday attitude? Maybe. But in this day and age, and the area where she is looking at teaching, I am extremely leery of this whole setup.
So ... what do you think? Good idea or bad?
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
I wish I knew how to quit you