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Daily Dilemma - She Brings Her Own Pillows

Dear Kelly,

My mother is coming for a visit which means the shipments of sheets, towels, and even kitchen appliances will be arriving any day now.  Even though I'm a grown woman with a successful career, she doesn't seem to trust that I can make her comfortable when she comes to stay with me.  I told her that I have sheets and towels but she says hers are much softer.  I said that I have a toaster and coffee maker but she complains that mine are difficult to use.  I feel like I can't do anything right in her eyes but, when I tell her that, she says I'm being silly.  Am I?

Suzy Homemaker

Dear Suzy,

Of course you're not being silly for feeling the way you do.  Although, you may want to consider that your mom is shipping things to your place so she can feel more at home while away.  Some people get so in their comfort zone that they can't even sleep when they travel.  Having her own sheets on your bed may help her rest better, and if she likes the way her coffee tastes at home she may seriously believe it has everything to do with the coffee maker instead of the bean.  Just be happy she wants to go to the trouble of shipping her stuff to you so she can really relax and enjoy her time at your place. 

Have fun!
Kelly McKay

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