Coulda sworn you were talking about my mom for a minute there.
My mom is one of those people that thinks everything she does is the right thing. So she's blamed pretty much everything on me. She's also somewhat well known (at least among my friends) as somewhat of a con artist. For example, something will happen and she'll provide the appropriate stock response, then when she's needed to actually *do* something, she backtracks.
I got engaged and she started working with me to plan my wedding. 3 weeks later, I got kicked out of the house without a word. I paid $10 and got married downtown.
I told her I was pregnant, she decided to host a baby shower. Then when I was 7 months pregnant, she backed out, so I set up everything myself.
And over and over in this fashion. Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to move away without warning, we're business partners. So I try my best to think of her as a business partner and not my mother. Kinda hard around the holidays, but that's a whole nother problem right there.