Don't know How To handle My 82 Year Old Mom That Makes Smartalic Sarcastic Comments

Lynn - posted on 11/14/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Example...Mom left several messages on my phones about inviting my family to a Christmas brunch at her Country Club. My parents never pick up the cost so even though we get invited we have to pay. I called her back after several days explaining that I had some questions. She made a comment to me when she answered the phone saying is this the daughter that doesn't call me back? When I told her I needed some details she became frustrated and asked me if I listened to her messages with the details. I told her I did but had some questions. She replied that this was simply an invitation to be together as a family and started defining what the word invitation..she said it was like if I got an invitation to go to Mini Sota! My inlaws moved out there and I visited them once in 31 years! I told my mom that I know the definition of family and she snapped back sometimes I wonder! I have been the most devoted loving daughter out of the 4 adult children. I feel bullied and don't deserve these sarcastic remarks, however, when I try to stick up for myself she gets nastier and I just say I have to get off the phone. Is getting off the phone the only solution?

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Michelle - posted on 11/14/2013

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I will just say 1 thing.
If this ended up being the last Christmas with her would you b proud to have spent it arguing?
I'm not being horrible but she's not young and you don't know what's around the corner.
Do you want to have any regrets? Is it really that much of a drama?

I'm only saying this because I have lost a family member that I wish I had made more time for instead of being selfish.

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