well, I took mum to my brother in laws for a barbeque this afternoon. they had all not seen my mum for some time. After 5 minutes mum was in tears...(too Cold) it was 29 degrees today(dont know farenheit) but it was sunbaking weather.
10 minutes later visibly upset again, so i fed her (again)
managed to stay another half an hour before she became EXTREMELY distressed
It became obvious that it was all too much for her so I gave up and left....mum crying all the way down the driveway and out to the car
"im sorry" she said ...me..dont worry about it ...I was ready to go anyway
"whats wrong?" I asked...bearing in mind that my DH family is noisy,bousterous (spelling?)and numerous
her reply..."there were all those people that I didnt know walking and talking and shouting and it scared me" I didnt leave her side the whole time we were there
Twice we left the gathering, once for the toilet, once to go home...each time as we walked out I heard the collective OMG coming from DH`s family.
NOW they understand why I cant be or do all the things they expect me to be or do