Mum had one of her walkabouts in the night.
I heard her up and about at 1.30 so I got up to investigate and she was fully dressed and making her bed. I found it really had to persuade her to go back to bed. I showed her how it was dark outside and there were no cars around but she just got argumentative. “We’ll just have to agree to disagree!” were her actual words.
I finally persuaded her to go back to bed but then she was up again at 3.30 and we went through exactly the same thing. I’d like to say I was extremely patient but the fact is that I was so tired I was probably a bit snappy with her.
I heard her get up again at 6.30 and this time I left her to it. When I got up at 8 a.m., she was (predictably) fast asleep in her chair!
I spoke to her about it later and she didn’t really remember what had happened in detail.