How Do I Say This without Seeming Ungrateful?
I currently have the best neighbours ever and although covid has meant keeping our distance the wife 'keeps an eye on me', and I have baked cupcakes for the 3 kids.
When I got back from my Xmas visit to my son she caught me on arrival and said she hadn't realised I had gone away and had been going to plate me up a Christmas dinner.
My emotions were torn between deep gratitude and feeling like a 90 year old who cannot cook herself a meal. She has now texted to say they are making me Sunday dinner next weekend.
While I love their caring kindness I am quite an independent person and cook myself a meal every day, keep a nice home and hold down a job.....I just don't feel ready for the knackers yard in my 60s.
One or other son and grandchildren phone daily and I have my bubble, I want to be a friend of the family not a cared for old person...........yet.
How do I deal with this situation without causing offence?
Please do not take this as a complaint, they are truly lovely people I am just not ready to be looked after!
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