I had managed to vaguely broach the subject of going to the Day Centre for a second day recently but hadn’t yet told Mum she was going after this weekend on the Monday. I was still working up to it! Then while I was out the Social Worker rang to confirm that it was all arranged and inadvertently used the landline and spoke to Mum. She then rang me on my mobile and said what had happened and that Mum seemed OK about going a second day.
That was not quite how Mum felt. She wasn’t very happy at all but I used the arguments that I was increasingly worried about her safety when I wasn’t around and also that it would do her good to mix with her contemporaries more often. We didn’t talk about it any more so I hope it will work out OK on Monday!