|This is my Mom and her very fat cat named... Kitty Cat|
It's not that I'm being mean, I'm just managing her. You see she pays this landscaper, named Ed, quite handsomely. He fertilizes the lawn in the spring, mows it all summer, cleans away the leaves in the fall, and, most important, takes care of her snow removal in the winter. He does a very good job, too. Of course, she was a bit miffed, believe me, I'm used to it. You see she wanted it done now. As my brother says, "she likes to be dotted upon" in a very major way, meaning she likes to give orders and have you obey. Neither my sister, my brother, nor I do, however I do seem to be the only one who says "no." When ever she tries to button hole either one of them into doing something, some how, the responsibility always seems to come rest with me. And, most of the time, I just say "no." Why? Because if you do not learn to manage your parents, they will quite often always try to mange you.
Oh, and in case your wondering, about 20 minutes into my visit Ed arrived to do what she pays him, quite handsomely I might add, to take care of her snow removal.