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June 26, 2008



Her sons are simply being selfish. And immature. It seems clear that he would be better off in his last months surrounded by people and greater daily care than could possibly be provided in-home. At least one of them needs to get up off their behind and manage the situation themselves instead of relying on the generosity of others. Hopefully she (their mum) doesn't realize what's going on.


I wish the best that could be for your FIL. My mother enjoyed a lovely assisted living facility for four years. Later, they added a nursing home wing. I'd advise you to select one that has that option, as often health conditions deteriorate. If more care is needed, it would be nice if your loved one doesn't have to suffer the stress of another move.


I am sorry you have to deal with this. It is really Doug's decision to make regarding what is best for his father. It is unfortunate that it will impact the roomate and her family but they have no say in what decision you think is best for your family member.

I bought the pattern for the gingerbread house. I can't wait to see how yours turns out.


Schmucks. Rats. Pishers. It's great that Dad WANTS to move. He will be so happy. Gawd I want to slap those lazy kids who don't want to do right by their mom. *seethe*

Looking forward to gingerbread and lady pics.


Yes, it is a tough decision but, in the end your father in law will definitely be better for it.


I have had this pattern for many years but never made it. Now that I have a grandson, I'll go for it! I can't find a few of the colors at Jo-Ann's on-line. How did you get them? (Mid-brown and tropical fruit)


I used to work as a physician in a large geriatric facility with multiple levels of care. A facility such as that will allow a relatively painless move if needed. In addition, we sometimes had residents temporarily in the nursing home for extra nursing care when ill. That's better than a trip to the hospital.


Bron, you and Doug have to do what is best for Doug's dad. His roommate, who has only been his roommate for a short amount of time, has her family and they should deal with her situation and not make you and Doug feel guilty about making the best decision for Doug's father. She is THEIR mother and they have to work it out for her and not rely on you and Doug to take the burden off of them.

Glad my video cheered you up!


Bron, I'm sorry to hear of your FIL's deteriorating health condition. Obviously you have to do what is right for your FIL. Just because the situation is not convenient for the two sons who live out of state is not your concern. They will have to suck it up and do whatever is necessary to care for their mother. It seems like your FIL is excited about the move and that's great. Best of luck. Take a deep breath and know that this too will pass.


Well, I cannot say anything that hasn't been said already. I guess I can offer to come over and go redneck on them if they keep it up.

It's a shame that people are that way.
I have very strong feelings regarding this but won't go off on a tangent on your blog hehe.
It's a rough place to be but you two have to do what's best for your FIL.


Shesh. That's really nervy of those sons. They just don't want to deal with the situation. It was much more convenient and less bothersome for them to have Doug take care of everything. Now they will have to take some Responsibility for their mother. It's time they do!!

You & Doug must do what is best for Dad. Bless you.

Have a great day everyone!

Carrie K

I'm sorry to hear about your FIL and his rooommate. It sounds like your FIL is getting the best care for him. Alas, his roommate is not your responsibility. The sons are pissed? Why, because now they might actually have to take care of their mother? Suck it up, sonny boys. Sheesh.

The February Lady Sweater is going to look really cute on you.

Andrea (noricum)

Those two boys can suck it up and start taking care of their own mother. Sheesh!


It sounds like ya'll have your FNL's best interest at heart here. You can't be responsible for the "friend" especially if she had two kids who are responsible for her.
I think you are doing what is best for your family.

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