Ive been in another city, visiting with my father and stepmother. He had some minor surgery, no big deal, but when you're nearly 85, anything can seem like a big deal. And, he has an incredible flare for drama!
His surgery, normally outpatient, has meant an over-night stay for him. Thank you GOD! He is a terrible, incorrigible, grumpy, and very impatient, patient! He gets so needy and yet so demanding. When I'm around, he wants to do it all himself; when he has a hard time of it, it's all my fault. When a friend comes to visit, he's helpless, all of a sudden.
He has the innate skill to push all my buttons, jerk all my chains, rub everything the wrong way.
I'm proud of myself; all those years of therapy haven't been for naught. I did not kill him. In fact, I did very well.
I'm so glad to be home!