When I was younger I thought that my sister’s treatment of our mother was wrong. Siobhan rarely talks to her and when she does, it usually ends in fighting. I couldn’t understand why she hated Mom so much. Now that I am older, I can understand it a bit more.
Our mother really sucks at being a mom.
I didn’t realize how much Dad did for us until now. I just wish Royce and Colt had been able to get to know Dad, but he died the day before they were born.
Losing Dad seemed to take a hard toll on Mom. She retired from her job at the hospital and spends all of her time at home now. Just getting her into the yard is a chore. Getting her to stay outside for more than a few minutes is impossible.
All she wants to do is set on the floor and watch kids shows on the television, read books, or complain about various aches and pains.
I try to take care of the boys the best that I am able to. I am not a great cook, but we manage.
I am always there for them when they have a bad day or need help with homework.
I just hope that Royce and Colt realize how much I love them and that it is good enough to make up for the lack of love and attention they get from our mother.