Like I’ve mentioned before, a few of us are starting to care for our parents and, while at times, it can be hard; other times, it is downright HILARIOUS! Turning the Tables celebrates our precious time that we spend with our beloved ‘viejitos’
Here is the story from one of my famfriends…the names have been changed to protect the innocent…or at least until I have permission to ‘name names’ LOL
Martina (not her real name) is the primary caregiver for Eloisa (not her real name)…Eloisa is now living with dementia as do many of our ‘viejitos‘. Surprisingly, Eloisa still has her sense of humor very much intact although, at times, she may not know who I am anymore. At first, it was kind of sad for Eloisa not to know who I was, but she shows no other signs of suffering and she actually looks really good, gracias a Dios.
Martina was off to work for the day. But before she left for work, she pressed ‘record’ on her TV so that she could record thst day’s episode of “Katie” the talk show. Fast forward to that afternoon…Martina comes home to find Eloisa sitting toda comfortable in her chair watching TV. Martina goes off to put her things away and, when she comes back to the living room, she hears these moaning sounds…looks up to the TV and sees that Eloisa has been watching “Katie” but it was “Katie Does Manhattan” pura pornografia!
I still laugh when I think of Martina showing me how she started running around looking for the remote to change the channel…and when she asks Eloisa about what she had been watching, the answer was, “asi han estado toda la tarde mijita/that’s how they’ve been all afternoon!” Gotta love our Eloisa and all of our ‘old skool’ LOL
Lesson of the Day: Watch it when you press the ‘record’ button or else put those parental controls on the TV!