Claiming Territory

New post on Daughter on Duty.

“After almost three and a half years in my mother’s castle, I’ve been openly re-claiming rooms from the storage space they’ve become. It’s hard on my mother (who turned 99.5 this week). But she’s not saying as much as she did when I tried before. I took my friend Elizabeth’s advice and just told her she was going to love it! Of course, Elizabeth has never dealt with my mother and her stuff and her hammerlock on control. Still, the permission thing hadn’t worked—besides which I am too old to have to ask permission of anyone, let alone my mother—so I figured I would give it a go.” read more

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