I think I must be completley mad!! Since my stepfather died last year and mum has been diagnosed with dementia, all she has spoken about is getting to the coast. She says the thought of it has kept her going, so in a moment of madness I booked a caravan for four days, for me Mum ,My daughter with learning difficulties ,who has the worst temper tantrums you could ever witness. She is 16 and now much taller than me. My 13 year old daughter who makes Kevin and Perry look like angels, and her friend . In the hope that having a friend around might help her be a bit more human Mum is allready telling me she will drink and no one is going to stop her on holiday, she can not or will not understand that alcohol and her medication do not mix. She thinks the children should be in bed by eight, today she gave me an envelope of money and said it is for the children to spend while we are away so that she can have me to herself for a change. On inspection it contained 47p. I cant get her to pack a bag, she wants me to drive her car but said the kids are not allowed to eat sweets in it. I just know it is going to be a living nightmare. Why do I put myself through these things. Help.