My Grandma (who could carry a whole topic area of her own
) is visiting.
Today, Mom took her out so that I'd get some peace to study. Mom took her for lunch where she wanted, to the fabric store, all over town basically. They come back and Grandma is angry and sulking. I help my mom bring in all the stuff from the car that they bought as Mom mumbles something about how "it's never good enough" and I asked what happened.
Turns out a few days ago Mom had pointed out a neighbor's primroses as being quite pretty. My grandma made some comment about how she thought they looked really nice, so Mom said she'd seen some at a local store and she'd point them out to her. So while they were out today, Mom stops at the store but unfortunately, the primroses are gone. Cue Grandma getting angry and resentful. She sat in her seat in the car all stiff and upset until my mom finally asked why she was so upset. Apparently, Mom never looks out for her and she never asks Mom for anything and the one time she expresses this dear wish of hers Mom didn't bother to take her until it was too late. The sticking point for my Mom? "NyaChan, not only did she never say she actually wanted to buy the flowers, she doesn't even want to the flowers for herself! She was going to plant them in OUR garden."
How dare Mom not divine that she wanted those primroses IMMEDIATELY!