When I am not trotting off to Kenya, I am the 24/7 carer for my mother (87 years young).
This is the conversation that we have several times a day:
Mum: When are you going [to Kenya]?
Me: 11th November.
Mum: When are you coming back?
Me: 11th December
Mum: Do you really have to go?
What do I say? "If I don't go, I will go mad!" " I have to lead my own life!" or "I will be back before you know it."
This last is of course not true, she suffers every day I am away.
4 years ago