After some wine and a bath bomb, I see that it is possible I instigate arguments with my mother by having an immediate reaction to her actions. I know she will not change; that she loves to shop; that eating is a way to pass the time.
I am the one who needs to change my attitude and responses.
How hard would it be for me to hold my tongue and deal with the food hoard after my mother goes home? So she spent (wasted) $600. It’s her money.
I will apologize in the morning and take her to breakfast or have breakfast together at the table after a walk. Time is love.
Bath bombs are profound.