How much should we DO things with Okaasan to brighten her day?
I feel guilty about this. That we swan off to enjoy our lives - today we went downtown to see a movie, while Okaasan stayed home watching TV and eating snacks.
While I don't think of course that we should be taking her along with us to even 50% of the time, I feel a bit bad that she did nothing much on a day like this. We chatted a bit in the morning in the kitchen, Yujiro made her a small lunch (gums still hurt) and I cooked dinner (successful spaghetti! with salt!).
Is that enough? It was bad weather today so she stayed home. I guess that's what she wanted to do. She's an active senior with all the walking, but even she maybe just has days when she sits and veggies. Is it ok?
I think the time is coming when we should take her out somewhere...family service time is a-coming. A flower festival, an onsen...something.
But she IS making a life herself: we came home from the movie (Slumdog Millionaire - great!) to find a box of instant coffees on the kitchen table. Okaasan had found a local newspaper delivery company and signed on...this was her signing-on-present.
In the old house Okaasan managed to somehow cancel a newspaper delivery that Yujiro had organised (I think...the whole thing was a confusion), but now she has hunted out a delivery company again.
Maybe I shouldn't worry so much about entertaining her.
Anyway. Another week.
My knee hurt last night. Too much walking to get to the movie - my mistake - today and tomorrow are going to be busy working days. It will be hard to have a gentle life.