2.24.2013

Monday Memories With My Mom

The Adventures of Caring for a Mom With Alzheimer's Disease
This should be rather short and sweet because there were no major adventures with my mom, at least not the doctor appointments and all. My kids were off school on winter break so I was determined to be available to them since, sadly, we stayed in freezing cold Michigan this year. Last year's Scottsdale, AZ trip is but a sweet memory.
I did stay on the case regarding chair exercise classes and followed up with the Med Team when I caught them not giving my mom the escorts to class. I will stay on it this week, too. Being a caregiver has taught me that sometimes you have to be the "squeaky wheel", but it is not normally my way and sometimes hard to get used to.
Me and the kids paid a visit to my mom. It's been awhile since they have all been there at the same time. Somehow, we got into this "thing" where the kids would say, "grandma, make a frowny face" or "Grandma, make a fishy face". They get such a kick out of it. I think they used to do this when Grandma was living with us.
We all got some laughs out of it and Megan even wanted in on the picture action (normally too cool of a teenager).
I know I vent and complain a lot on these Monday posts, but we have also learned to laugh at things that may seem inappropriate to others. Even in the midst of this disease, my mom has said many times, "if you don't laugh then you're gonna cry"!!!
Enjoy our "emotion" pictures!!











4 comments:

Kim said...

I think its great. Any form of interaction with her grandkids is great - for all of them. Its so hard to see your loved one slowly leave you. This is just one link that they still have. Seeing those pictures made me smile.

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Aww - what great memories your kids are going to have about their grandma :) I love that you were able to capture it forever.

RockinMom said...

Missing your updates. Hope everything is OK.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sweet memories in the making.

I do hope you have entered the springtime giveaway I am currently hosting.

May you and yours enjoy a lovely St. Patrick's Day!