just to piss her off.
Many expressed concerns that we pushed my mother too hard, but we thought it better that she die living life rather than die never experiencing it. Whether it was taking a simple walk through the neighborhood that exhausted her or going for a drive to look at houses for no reason except to get out the house, we pushed her to say yes even when her inclination was to say no! I would make her go to Starbucks with me before she even got out of her robe promising her that she could just sit in the car, and then once we got there I made her go in with me. We made her go to movies she had no interest in and play games with us that she didn’t like. I made her try foods that she thought she wouldn’t like and took her places she felt uncomfortable.
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