Why does it have to be my fault?
My aunt always tells me how important it is to only keep my side of the road clean. At some point in our lives, we learn that keeping other people's side of the road clean prevents their stuff from spilling over onto our side. However, it takes way to much work and way too much responsibility to keep both sides of the road clean. At some point, we have to say "enough is enough. If your stuff starts spilling over to my side of the road, I'm just going to sweep it back."
Dave also has a great point. The day I thought of my mother and realized that everything she had ever told me was a lie, I also realized that my entire life was a lie. I was screwed. Every single friend I had ever held a grudge against, every single time I thought I was right...well...I owe a lot of people a lot of apologies. But that's my side of the road. I refuse to make excuses or apologies for my mother anymore.