I simply stopped talking. The family seems very confused about my silence. We spend hours making a plan and they give me a list of things to do. I go and get all that done and they have completely tossed the plan. So I am simply not talking.
They don’t seem to wonder what is happening behind the dark glasses and oddly, I am comforted by that. I am not going to stop loving them or caring for them. I am just going to do it my way, on my time schedule and with no words.