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Heading up to see mum today. I'll get to spend a day with my son, too, while I'm there.

I still get twitchy at the prospect of entering the family homeland, though. There's always the chance of family politics rearing its ugly head. 

I'm going to visit mum because I want/choose to spend time with her. My own set of values also tell me that checking in on my mum is the right thing to do.
To say that I'm visiting so as to check that she's ok and see if there is anything I can help with is true to an extent, except that she has two other sons (and their partners) in the neighbourhood who, I'm sure, take care of the practical things more easily than I can from 350 miles away.

Maybe that's the thing.

Maybe it's also that there's a good chance that I'll find myself having to do the superficial 'social' thing with my siblings. I really don't have anything to say to them anymore - nor they to me. Yet, for mum's sake, I suppose we play the 'we're all family together' game in front of her. But I'm not interested in their news anymore than they are interested in mine.

I get to see my lad, though. On balance, that, alone, makes the trip worth it.

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