Yes, yes, yes, of course I love you but what you don’t understand is that what winds my clock and keeps me ticking is the fact that I feel responsible for you. I love you and because I do love you, I want to see you succeed and not get hurt and I want to make sure you do the right things and I don’t want you to make mistakes because after all, if you do screw up (and we both know you will), it will be a bad reflection on me and so I love you and I take the responsibility of loving you very, very seriously.
You know, darling, one day there will be time for laughter and cuddles and simply enjoying each other after you’ve learned to be responsible, to talk without saying embarrassing things, to dress without looking stupid and how to care for that body of yours. I swear one day you are going to wind up being as round as you are tall. Now don’t get offended;after all, I’m just trying to help you after all I do love you. You’re my baby.
Now, when you go to get your hair cut the next time, you tell her not to thin your hair out on top like that again. It looks horrible! I can see your scalp. How many helpings are you going to take? Don’t you think you should cut back? My, my, my! You want to hug me as sweaty as you are? Go right now and take a shower. And DON’T put those smelly clothes with the rest of the dirty clothes. Put them on the back porch before you stink up the rest of the house. Yeah well, I know you are willing to do the laundry but you’ll never be able to get those stains out so you better just leave it and I’ll work on it later. I swear I get so tired of laundry and cleaning and what’s that you say? You’ll wash the dishes after supper? Well, there’s a lot of grease splattered everywhere what with all this frying and I have to scrub the pans and the stove and you can’t reach the corner over there so I’ll just have to do it but thanks for asking. Did you just hear that weatherman? He said there’s gonna be frost next week. You’ll have to take your heavy coat with you but don’t take that old brown thing; you sewed the holes in the pockets with the wrong color and I’ll have to do it over and I can’t get to it right now because my arthritis is so bad and you see these hands? They hurt so bad these days and all these chemicals I have to use to clean makes them dry and itchy and lotion does not help; I’ve tried everything. No, no, no I can’t wear gloves while I’m cleaning because they make my hands sweat and well, I know you will do it for me but I enjoy piddling and cleaning; it gives me something to do.
Hey, why are you sitting here in front of the TV still when you know you have to get up early in the morning. I hate Tuesdays and getting up that hour earlier. Yes, yes, yes I know you can get up by yourself and can fix your own coffee but I can’t sleep late anyway and you know I can’t sleep after I’ve woken up and there’s just no point in laying in bed if you can’t sleep so turn that TV off and go to bed now cause I’m tired.
responsibility love you.