|me and my mom at Monterey Bay Aquarium|
My mom left to move to California 10 months ago. I was sad when she left but then I got use to her not being around. Of course, she would call or email me almost every other day and I had the pleasure of visitng her in November. Now from June 7 to July 5, she came here to visit me and the hubby and her 10 million friends. She was able to squeeze short trips to Ottawa, London, Niagara and Stratford (yup, she was looking for Justin because she too has Bieber fever), as well as spend some time with my brother's friends. I took three days off work and spent any free moment she had to hang out with her .
My mom is a busy-body, like every other mom, she can't sit still. If she wasn't with her friends having lunch, playing golf or tennis while she was here, she would be cleaning my condo, doing our laundry, ironing, cooking, basically all of our chores. She treated me and Mike to every meal we went out to eat, she bought us groceries, she bought me a Kobo Touch. She even gave me lots of money to take on my trip to Vegas. On her last day while she was at our condo waiting for her flight, she was trying to make our bed and got so frustrated with our duvet. She walked with my stepdad to the mall and bought us a new duvet and boy is it ever comfy!
It was really nice to be treated like a kid again and be taken care of by my mom. And I'm not gonna lie, I milked all of it but now I am paying the consequences because I don't want to cook or clean. She spoiled us and now we are suffering. I don't want you to think I miss my mom because of all the things she did or bought for us. I miss her because she's kinda funny (she's quirky like me) and we always have a good time with her (and my stepdad). Talking on the phone with her and emailing is just not the same. It was good to see her in person and even hug her at random times.
I hope that I get to see her again this year, maybe I will (or Mike and I will) visit her in California around Christmas time. I know if anything, she may be back again next year for another visit but I have a secret way to get her to come sooner if I need to see her - I'll just book my eye surgery so it will force her to come and take care of me.
Does your mom live far from you? If so, how often to you visit each other?