Hi there, Jules here -
Wanted to tell you about something that happened, and ask what you think mum REALLY wanted.
Mum and me settle in for the night (alone, husband was out) so a nice girls night in together.
Mum got settle to watch a nice 'family' movie with me. I had to go out the room before settling, so chose a TV programme really quickly - it looked to be about sisters and family - so great. Put it on and told mum i wouldn't be long.
To my horror when i came back into the room the film was about a young woman with cancer and her treatment - a really sad movie.
I didnt know what to do - so stupidly i just sat there watching it with mum - i didnt want to seem as if i was drawing attention to it - if that makes sense.
After about 30 mins, i calmly asked her, 'oh mum, i didnt think - are you ok with watching this sort of thing, sorry i didnt think'.
Mum replied that it was fine - so i left it on until the end - i was so upset watching it - mum was just quiet.
I will not let that happen again - but, can anyone tell me, should i have turned it off or over to another channel naturally ? Mum was maybe bound to say is OK to be polite do you think - or would it be something she actually would have wanted to watch.
We dont talk about it - i told my sisters, they are just pleased it didnt happen to them - so i know its bad.
What would you have thought ?