I totally went to bed and bawled my eyes out. I don't know what to do with myself. She was so great...did all our laundry, dishes, meals, cared for Lili, checked Math papers...you name it!
Ugh, bawling again...
My mom was here for 6 mos. She took over the bookkeeping for our business, got all of our employees pissed off at us, got us shut down, never babysat, left us with no source of income, never did a single dish, and broke her ankle the day before she left. Actually, apparently the ghosts in our house broke her ankle and she's filing a claim on my homeowners insurance.
I've never been happy to see her go until now. I have to reconstruct my image of her now, I used to think she was pretty awesome. Amazing, really. I am crushed. Not only am I saying goodbye to my mom, I am saying goodbye to a woman who never existed. I feel grown up in a way I never wanted to. I hope I never let my daughters down like this.
I think her boyfriend is a huge part of the problem. He doesn't bring out the best in her. A very negative energy source. Very argumentative, confrontational, suspicious, self-centered... Doesn't bring out the best in me, either.