I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday.
Today I spent 20 minutes on the phone teaching my mom how to write “one hundred twenty-four” and “48 cents” on a check. She got stuck paying bills My father’s in Vietnam for 2 months and there’s no one else around to help.
It reminded me of a time in high school when I was at my allergist’s office where my mother was also a patient and the office manager straight up told me that my mother was “helpless” and that it was my job to walk her through everything. I came close to telling him to go fuck himself, but realized that he was right.