One thing I will say for Mother, her list of excuses why she doesn't come to see me EVERY DAY is limitless. Just when I think, "Surely she will come visit me soon", she has some other reason she didn't come up.
"My car got smushed."
"They are going to stop Papa's heart, remove and refurbish, replace and restart."
"It's cold out."
Mother, your excuses are wearing. Please just come visit soon! I've even taken to nickering at the aunts...