Thread is titled Oh brother for a good reason, although I have not posted much about mum's obsession with her son (my brother) it is always there and most of the time I can ignore it, but sometimes it drives me crazy and this weekend was one of those times. She has transferred her need to be with him onto me or her dog. Example:- " why don't you want to see your brother? you should because he has something for you. He is missing you and wants to see you. He is planning a party for you. He has said if we go to see him he will build a flat for us. Don't you want to give him your shoes? I know he needs us and we should go straight away." And to the dog it is usually " He wants to take you to the hospital, are you ready because he is on his way. Now don't worry, he will get us out of here. Don't argue with me because he wants you with him. He keeps calling and asking how you are and I am fed up telling him that you are unhappy so you need to tell him this and if you tell him this I will give you the chocolate, so come on lets go." The same stuff, plus more, over and over and then after a while she starts to get angry, usually with me, accusing me of kidnapping her baby (the dog). That I am keeping her from her beloved son, husband, father, brother! And the moaning, wow she can really go for it. Does not like the cup of tea or coffee I have made for her so 8th one gets poured down sink, scrambled egg too much or not enough . In the garden she just wants to pull everything out of flower beds because they look dirty. The pansies that I bought, potted and spread all around, does not like the colours. Its getting hard and to quote Lavender, I am "Too numb to care"