I’m on day two of being a mom full time and it’s exhausting. Yesterday was surgery day. We (my son, his girlfriend and me) drove across the Bay Bridge to a UCSF orthopedic surgery center before 8 a.m. We got our son tucked into bed by 3 p.m. In between, my son’s girlfriend and I had a wonderful breakfast and walked around the hills of Mission Bay. Then we drove to Hayes Valley and walked around some more looking at cute shops, the Opera House, San Francisco Ballet and City Hall.
I’m loving the cool weather. I’m loving the scenery and spending time with my kids, his girlfriend and siblings.
The tiring part was waiting for surgery and feeling relieved but exhausted once it was over and we knew it was a success. I’m staying in an airbnb a mile from my son’s apartment. I walk over carrying a handbag and my computer. I feel like a pack mule on the way back. Yesterday, I logged in more than 26,000 steps. Most of that was the walking around during surgery, but still.
The mom duties include filling the ice cooling machine that wraps my son’s shoulder. Helping him in and out of his sling, buying food. Handing him meds. Helping his girlfriend with dishes and laundry. She’s working as hard as I am. I wondering why it takes two grown women to take care of my son? It’s not really that hard, but just constant every 20 minutes or so. Way more than what I’m used to.
Don’t misunderstand me. I am SO THANKFUL my son wants me here. And that I get to help him! His girlfriend is so wonderful to be with, too. Plus, my daughter and I get to walk Waffles the pug and have time together, as well.
I’m posting pictures of some of the gorgeous flowers I’ve seen on my walks around Berkeley.
Hoping all goes well
Thank you. He’s doing well, but I’m worrying how he’ll do after I leave.
As moms, do we ever stop worrying?
I’m glad the surgery went well. The scenery is lovely, and I’m sure you’re enjoying the break from the heat. I love that your son wants you to be there. There is no one like mom. 🙂
Thank you. I’m really enjoying this time with my kids — and the perfect weather. Tomorrow I go sightseeing with my daughter. We’re going to Alcatraz.
Have so much fun! ❤️
Sounds like a nice respite for you and your son has two caretakers or more….!!
My daughter is a mile away. He lives with his girlfriend, one sister and a brother always stops by. There are seven siblings in all!