Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Those People”

I thought this was a good day at the “Adult Day Services” at the Council on Aging. They had elementary school kids parade through in their Halloween costumes and handed out candy. Mother wore a silly hat I’d found and … Continue reading

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Humor Strategy #1

This morning, as I waited for Mother to get herself to the toilet amidst the moans and groans, I remembered my vow to face it all with a sense of humor.  I thought maybe I could get myself a chart … Continue reading

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What’s With This Fury?

I am finding that certain situations with my mother really set me off and my carefully constructed facade of being patient, kind, and cheerful falls away revealing a monster.  Where does this come from!  I guess whining and self-pity push … Continue reading

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Shower Time

Surprise, I learned something new!  I’ve had some less than pleasant experiences helping  my mother bathe, and have ended up angry and frustrated with her moaning and groaning and feeling sorry for herself. Last night, I decided to give her … Continue reading

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Adapting to New Things

Hey, this looks like it’s going to work!  The third visit to the adult daycare seemed to be a charm.  Mother was fully prepared this time, and I sent her off with an admonition that she was to make one … Continue reading

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An Apology

Well, just when I am at wit’s end, she surprises me.  After the fiasco of the day at the daycare center, I came into my mother’s room to invite her out for dinner.  She was all sweetness and light, and … Continue reading

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Well, That Didn’t Go Well.

So, today was the first full day at the COA.  I did not make a big deal out of it, in order to avoid some of the potential resistance I might get from my mother.  I did write on her … Continue reading

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