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March 26, 2024 13 mins

Dear Steve and Shirley, I'm thirty three years old and I moved back to my hometown two months ago. My dad is ill and my mother is doing the best she can to take care of him, at least that's what she told me. I kicked right in and started taking Daddy to the doctor and to get his medication. When I couldn't do it because of work, Daddy had another woman taking him, and I thought she was some kind of nurse or assistant that his insurance provided. My mom said it was just a lady that my dad knows.....................................

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Speaker 1 (00:01):
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Speaker 1 (00:27):
Thank you nephew. Subject why is my mom sharing my daddy?
Dear Stephen Shirley. I'm thirty three years old and I
moved back to my hometown two months ago. My dad
is ill and my mother is doing the best she
can to take care of him. At least that's what
she told me. I kicked right in and started taking
Daddy to the doctor and to get his medication. When

(00:48):
I couldn't do it because of work, Daddy had another
woman taking him, and I thought she was some kind
of nurse or assistant that his insurance provided. My mom
said it was just a lady that my dad. Well.
One day Dad called me and asked me could I
drop him off at a restaurant and he would get
a ride home. I took him and walked him inside.

(01:09):
He met with the lady that I thought was his
home health nurse. He said it was her birthday, so
I told her happy birthday. I called Mama and asked
if she was going to join them. I didn't care
if I was being messy by alerting my mom that
my dad was having dinner with the woman. Mama said
it's a special occasion for her, so she was allowing

(01:30):
my dad to spend some time with her alone. I
went by my mom and dad's house to wait for
Dad with her. He got home three hours later and
he had a milkshake. He said they went for a
birthday treat. My mom had already gone to bed, so
I asked him if the woman is a nurse or
his girlfriend. He said she's a little bit of both,
and he said to talk to my mom about it.

(01:51):
The next morning, Mama told me that she lets Dad
entertain himself in that way because he's sick. My dad
isn't terminally ill, so why is my mom allowing this?
She seems so sad about it. Should I confront my
daddy about cheating on my mom. Look, these are your parents,
and you can ask them. It's nothing wrong with that.

(02:13):
But you talk to them already and they both gave
you their answers. The woman is a nurse and a
girlfriend to your dad, and your mom lets him see
her because he's sick, And as weird as it sounds,
that's what they told you. Obviously, your mom and dad
have some sort of crazy arrangement going on here. Your
dad also told you to ask your mom, which meant

(02:36):
that your mom is well aware of what's going on
in this situation. This is not a secret between them.
You can ask her if this is making her sad,
why is she allowing your dad to see this other woman?
But again, she told you because he's sick, she knows
what he's doing. She didn't even stay up and wait
for him to get back. She was in bed before
he got home from his date with the other woman.

(02:58):
So is she really sad about it like you say?
And your dad might not be that's sick either, not
if he has the energy to have a wife and
a side chick. You said he's not terminally ill, so
this just must be something they've decided to do. I
know you care about what's going on with your parents.
But as strange as it is, it's their business. And

(03:19):
don't be shocked if you do confront them that they
may or may not give you what you want. But yeah,
this is crazy, Steve, ain't no secrets.

Speaker 2 (03:29):
Why is my mom sharing my daddy? Well, you Shanny,
So let's just get into it. You're thirty three. You
to move back to your hometown a couple months ago.
Your dad is ill. Now, y'all ain't saying what he got,

(03:50):
So I just come up with something on my own. Lay,
don't My mother's doing the best she can to take
care of him, at least that's what she's saying. So
you jumped in and helped out taking Daddy to the
doctor to get his medicine. And when I couldn't do
it because of work, Daddy had another woman taken him,

(04:11):
and I thought she was some kind of nurse or
assistant that his insurance provided. Well, it ain't that the
nice cove up he got, y'all thinking or you thinking
it's potentially a nurse that the insurance has provided. My
mom said it was just a lady that my daddy know,

(04:35):
which means your mother is aware of this. Well, one
day daddy called me in to ask if I could
drop him off at a restaurant and he would get
a ride home. Now, I'm assuming since you came into
town and you done jumped in the kicky and to
take to get his medicine take him to the doctor,
that you do it when your mama came. I'm assuming

(04:59):
maybe your mama is at work with the car. See,
because I thank your daddy and mama got a car.
But I think mama got the car. She's overwhelmed with
going to work and taking him places. So now you
done jumped in and kicked in. So this one day
he asked you if you could call you and ask

(05:19):
you if you drop him off at the restaurant, he'll
get a ride home. This is hustling too hard for me.
All he getting to ride home, got a lift app
or uber app. But he fixed all that because he
got this woman. So I took him and walked him inside.

(05:41):
He didn't ask you for that. All he did was
so how sick is he? Where? You got to walk
him inside? But you took your nose. He ass in
that to walk him inside this restaurant because you wanted
to know what was going on. He met with the
lady that I thought was his home hell care, and
she is. That's what she is. She is the home

(06:06):
healthcare provided. Yes, he said it was her birthday, so
I told her happy birthday. Oh now the mama, no,
the daddy know. Now you done join in talking about
happy birthday. So now yo, you involved too, now cause

(06:26):
you at the birthday party. I called mama and asked
if she was gonna join him. And I don't care
if I was being messy by a learning my mom
and my dad was having dinner with the woman. When
we come back, I'm gonna tell you the rest of them,
and it ain't gonna be that shocking.

Speaker 1 (06:43):
We'll have part two of your response coming up at
twenty three minutes after the hour. Today's Strawberry letter subject
why is my mom sharing my daddy? Right after this,
you're listening hard Morning Show. All right, Steve, come on,
let's recap today's Strawberry letter, the subject why is my
mom sharing my daddy?

Speaker 2 (07:02):
First of all, this ain't your business, but since you
want to make it yours, it's time for you to
have a grown folk. Come to Jesus. Now your daddy's sick.
You to move back home. You started helping out, taking
it to the doctor, getting his medicine. Obviously, your mama
is still working. Or and your mama and they got

(07:24):
one car, and your mama stay in the car. So
now when she can't do it, you got to do it.
And then sometimes you got to go to work yourself.
And so then he had another lady come by. You
thought this lady was the home care health provider. The
mama know about the lady. The daddy't know about the lady.

(07:46):
And now you know about the lady. So his mama
was at work and couldn't take him somewhere. So your
daddy called you and asked you if you could drop
him off at a restaurant and he would get a
ride home. Or you're living nosey ass. Take him down
to the restaurant. You walk inside. Now if is he
is he is, I don't know what his sickness is,

(08:08):
but he didn't need walking inside. But you took it
in there. And now the lady was there, you thought
was the nurse. So then he said that it was
her birthday, so I told her happy birthday. So now
you done joined in and you participating in it. The
Mama know he knew it. So then you went home
with your little messy self and called Mama and asked

(08:30):
if she was gonna join him. I didn't care if
I was being messy by alerting my mom that my
dad was having dinner with the woman. Mama said it
was a special occasion for her, so she was allowing
my dad to spend some time with her alone. I
be there. I have got to get me a sickness.

(08:55):
What a work of this gotta be right up your ass, boy,
it's finna be. This is one glorious occasion. She told
you that it's a special occasion, so she was allowing
my dad's spend some time with her lung. I went

(09:16):
by mom and Dad's house to wait for my daddy
with her. He got home some three hours later, and
he had a milkshake. He said. They went for a
birthday treat. I know that's right, And the milkshake was
just to cover who's sure, guy hot in here swinging
by steak and shake. Girl, let me get that chocolate

(09:39):
shirt going. So he walked in the house, swirled in
the cup. They went by for a birthday treat. Now
they got to be old, so now Rupe, you're sitting
in the house with Ruby. He done just left Estale
down at the motor end to swing by the steak
and shake. Now you, Jocelyn, you sitting in the house

(10:02):
with Ruby and a stalon. Just tighten your daddy up
with a special birthday treat and he come back in
with a milkshake to cover for it. Three hours. There's
plenty of time. And then so I asked him if
the woman is a nurse or his girlfriend. He said

(10:24):
she a little bit of both, and he said, go
talk to your mama about it. So now the next morning,
Mama told me that she lets dad entertain himself in
that way because he's sick. We got two sick ass
dudes on the show right here. We got one that's

(10:50):
clear and we got one that's surviving. So now fellas see,
y'all ain't been using y'all illness system right, y'all could
have had you an in home nurse care provider PROD.
Boh boy, boy, Now, Tommy, I know your wife. You

(11:13):
ain't gonna be able to sell that one. So you
sit your ass down to be quiet. Junior, You show
better not say that so y'all can take y'allself out
of the little we sick two categories. It's too late
for me. I know better than this. Right here, My

(11:36):
dad isn't terminally ill? So why is my mom allowing this?
She seems so sad about it? Should I confront my
daddy about cheating? No, Mama, what are you gonna confront him?

Speaker 1 (11:45):
For?

Speaker 2 (11:46):
Everybody know, yo, Mama said, because your daddy is sick,
she allows this. Now, your daddy is not terminally ill,
So what do your daddy? Well, let's talk about your
daddy had diabetes, he got sugar. People with sugar need
a lot of other sugar. So maybe maybe it's that

(12:10):
right there, Maybe your daddy got a like a heart murmur.
Maybe your daddy uh oh, here we go. Maybe your
daddy been with your mama so long that your mama
that got tired of your daddy and she don't service
your daddy no more. And because he's sick, she really

(12:32):
don't feel like it. So she done gave him permission
go get service where he want to, because I done
lost my desire for it. So I told your daddy,
And then your daddy came in here and told me
whatever time he got left, he won't enjoy hisself. So
your daddy got a little girlfriend and I ain't going nowhere,
but I ain't servicing him and she do.

Speaker 1 (12:55):
All right, Steve.

Speaker 2 (12:57):
You can confront your daddy if you want to, But
your daddy told you going in and ask your mama
and your post.

Speaker 1 (13:02):
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