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Things that make me smile
Last Sunday I walked out of my dad’s bedroom and told him in English, “I’ll be right back.”
He said, “Ya no vuelves!” Translate- “DON’T COME BACK!”
I thought that was funny. And he’s still bilingual...cute
Dear Ladytexan, I certainly hope you have a puppy and if not, I hope you can borrow one for a visit! Your post made me smile!
Ruth, your Dad made me laugh! DONT COME BACK! HAHA! He's a character!:
Something that made us all laugh...
My mother is in the more advanced stages of dementia per her doctors, but every now and then, she will say something that makes us nearly lol. Of course, we contain ourselves, and then go laugh in another room so we don't cry about it all! Anyway, she lives with us and we sometimes ask our son (Sam) to help out when we are in a bind (he is 21). Sam had watched her most of the day and had actually just taken her to the bathroom and got her back into her "chair" when my husband came home.
Husband: Barbara, how was your day?
Husband: What's Sam been doing?
Barbara: I don't know. I haven't seen him!!!
I hope this gives some a smile today. It is my first post. Am trying to focus on the bright spots in this journey and humor certainly helps. It is sad seeing the physical and mental changes, but the ups and downs (being somewhat with it one day and not at all the next) is a challenge for me at this point.
Babies, Toddlers, and Children. Cuddling, rocking a little one in a rocking chair, reading storybooks to them, playing with children, singing songs with children and lullabies with babies. From a distance just watching little children play and listening to their conversations which are so sweet from their points of view; tucking them in at night; making cookies with them, making little surprises for them, listenng to them as they tell me what interests them or is important to them; laughing with them, being the tooth fairy for them, and being Santa Claus for them and watching their joy; did I mention cuddling? Lots and lots of cuddles. Anything with infants, toddlers and children. What blessings they are and how I miss having them around me.
I saw a puppy today. If not for COVID19, I would have scooped him up and stole some puppy kisses.
The isolation and the world events are weighing heavy on me. I thought I was handling everything okay, but a couple of weeks ago, I was almost non-functional. I am getting back on my feet and look forward to future play dates with puppies.
I like family time at our camp in an island in the middle of Black Lake in New York.
Thank you for this... Yes - Puppies. They can be silly. I do not have one at the moment, but plan to again. In the meantime, I have a silly kitty. He does 'zoomies' and actually plays hide-'n'-seek, which makes me laugh. Pop out from behind a door, or wall, or even the wash on a bed, and say 'Where's Kitty', and he will get closer and closer until about the third time he will briefly leap up, and expect some little scritches on his head. And it gets the mind off of other things going on... And he is always happy to see me. Doesn't matter what kind of day it has been.
And yes - sometimes MIL can come up with some great lines. she seemed surprised, again, that her son and I are married. We remind her that she was there, almost 2 decades ago, and ask if she remembers where. She didn't need to remember a church, we were married on the beach... We were told "If you don't know where you got married, I'm not telling you!" Ok, so she didn't know, but coming up with that answer was amusing.
Finding some hidden " treasure " of Barbara's that has escaped my earlier efforts at cleaning.
Something ( anything, really ) that a friend will say or do that reminds me of her.
Jen20, welcome to the forum. I wish I had found this earlier in my journey. I ended up finding this website 1 month before my father passed away from Alzheimers. There are a lot of resources here and knowing that others are going through the same thing helps. For me the hardest part was when my father started detaching from reality and with ALZ the best thing to do is to go along the delusions, don't try to show them that they are not where they think they are.
Even when my father was in stage 7, he was still trying to be the goofball he always was. I have video of him one time mumbling incoherently, but laughing at what he was saying and doing. I could only imagine what he meant to say but knowing him, I have a pretty good idea (he had a very dry but clean sense of humor).