Do You Need Anything?

by Amy Issadore Bloom

It seems that I fell way off the daily posting wagon. We are spending a few days visiting with family, and I haven’t had much time to myself.

Sometimes returning “home” means a regression of sorts to your youth. Sometimes it’s difficult, with strange family tensions surfacing.

But mostly, we just get spoiled and pampered. Offer as I might, we never cook, do the dishes, or the laundry. Plus there are always extra hands more than willing to entertain our son, and to change diapers. It’s pretty nice.

My family spends most of the time eating and talking. “Visiting” – they call it.

It’s hard to get away to write. Truthfully, it’s hard to get away to use the bathroom or take a shower.

Anytime someone leaves the room for more than five minutes another family member will ask “where is so and so?” Or, they will come knock on the door to make sure you don’t need anything.

It’s best to let everyone know at all times what you plan on doing.

I think I’ll just let my family read about what I’m doing now. (And no – I don’t need anything to eat or drink, and I have enough light. Thanks though.)


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