A Case of the Human Condition: Long-Distance Mothering

Peter victorious. Joshua Tree National Monument. c 2009 B.F. Newhall

Peter victorious. Joshua Tree National Monument. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

If you read “Peter Has Appendicitis in Minnesota. How Do I Mother Him From California?” you might like to know that Peter’s fine. His appendix was twice the size of normal, but it’s gone for good. He’s still groggy from the anesthetic, but looking forward to his beef broth and cranberry juice.

I couldn’t be there, but Emily and Emily’s parents were. And there were lots of phone calls back and forth all day.

Now that Peter is safe and sound, I’m exhausted. Mothering from afar is hard work.

 

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