Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daughter and New Staff

Daughter does not like change, so she's never thrilled when there is new staff at her house.  She always tells me she doesn't know their name.  She resents having to take orders from them.  She worries that they will mess up her meds and diet.  She called to complain yesterday, and informed me she didn't have to do anything until she was told by Home Owner.  I told her she needed to listen to and respect all the staff.

As I was taking her home this evening, she told me what hard it is for her to train new staff and make sure  they are doing everything right.  I reminded her that she is not the boss, and that she needs to listen to and respect staff, even when they are new. She always responds, "Yes, Mom," or "I know, Mom" in  very submissive way.  Somehow I doubt she is that submissive at the house. 

I'm picking her up after supper tomorrow to spend the weekend.  She will help me get some things done around the house. 

The first week back went well. It's good to be back to work.  I'm enjoying the last few slow weeks before things get really busy again, and trying to get as much done ahead of time as possible. Administrative Assistant and I are back in sync, so that's good. 


Patti said...

Hi Reverend Mom,

This comment is really a message, checking to see if you're ok. I've been reading your blog for quite a while and really appreciate your take on ministry, parenting, and general life things. I'm an academic (but in the postulancy process) and parent of a son adopted as an older child. Anyway, you are usually quite a regular poster and I hope that silence is about good busy-ness or wanting a break from the blog and that things are ok.

Reverend Mom said...

Thank you. I will post today.