Things your Mom did you swore you never would do when you became a senior citizen…
There were many occasions I would look at the ceiling and whisper, “OMG” to myself watching or listening to my Mother and she could tell from my reaction what I was thinking and say, “This too will happen to you.”
Well, I have a list:
Get up to get something and while walking to get it forget what I got up for;
Dressing up for a doctor’s appt.;
Excited about someone’s new prescription or mine and have lengthy conversations about them;
Doozing off and realizing you missed a show you really wanted to watch;
Not remembering if you took your daily medication or not (purchased that daily plastic thingey but never use it, DAA);
Being so well organized and you can’t find a thing;
Mixing up your children’s names while talking to one of them; and
Using the heck out of post-it notes and read them days later wondering what’s this about?
This could turn into a novel, so let’s read your contributions to this subject. Take care
I am not a senior, but I noticed I was becoming my mom in my 20’s. :womansurprised:
My mom did not like to use dryers because she said it ruins the fibers in clothes. I told her to go buy new fibers. Fast forward, I only use a dryer for towels. I hang my clothes to air dry. :womansurprised:
My mom shopped at three to five different grocery stores. She explained to me this one has better quality in meat, and this one has better deals on veggies, etc……. I now shop at three to five grocery stores when I buy groceries.:womanembarrassed:
My mom shredded all paperwork before throwing it in the trash. She explained to me that people go through the garbage to gather personal information. I told her that is crazy. Who has time for that? I now shred all my personal documents that I am trashing.
My mom gave presents to her favorite waitresses.I give presents to my favorite waitress/waiters, hair dresser, and mechanic. I take care of those that take care of me.
I could keep going on with this……………………………. :womansurprised:
Last but not least, My mom shopped at HSN. She had the UPS men trained where to set boxes. She lived to watch Bob because she loved Bob. I told her she needed to stop buying from HSN!
Haha. :womanlol: :womantongue:
ALL THESE STORIES ARE SO GREAT TO READ .
WHEN MY KIDS WERE LITTLE MOM WOULD COME BABYSIT AND TEACH THE KIDS TO MAKE STRUDEL . THE DOUGH WOULD BE THE LENGH OF MY KITCHEN TABLE THEY HAD SO MUCH FUN .I MISS HER AND THEY WILL NEVER FORGET HER BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS SHE TAUGHT THEM TO DO .I SURE COULD USE HER ADVICE .
I always swore I would never leave the house without makeup or doing my hair like my mom would do. Now I do it!!!
THIS IS A GREAT THREAD . I FIND MYSELF WANTING TO FEED EVERYONE . I FEEL LIKE I MUST TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE .LOL. IF I SEE SOMEONE CANT AFFORD TO BUY FOOD I WILL GET IT FOR THEM .IF A FRIEND STOPS BY I WILL MAKE THEM EAT . EVEN IF ITS FOR A FEW MINUTES.. I WILL RUN TO THE STORE GET DESERT AND A LUNCH MEAT TRAY .I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM SOMETHING ELESE LOL I GET THIS FROM MY MOM SHE DID THE SAME THING.
Mirror Mirror on the wall …. I am my Mother after all ! 🙂
Having 40 rolls of toilet paper!..Just in case..LOL
Now being retired..I ask myself or my Honey what day is it???
Keeping little pieces of damaged things(zippers,pieces if fabric,shoelaces,string,etc.)..just in case it might be needed again..When I do throw it out Honey will ask to you have—–????…
Ex: When Honey was little he needed a piece of brick for a science project..
60 years later when when clearing out his Mom’s apt….YEP the leftover piece of brick was in the bottom of the cabinet..Guess what?? He brought it home to me!
Haven’t got to my Grandma’s point yet..If a paper towel was just wet from water ..she’d dry it out and use it again!!..Each morning She would put a big check mark on her calendar..Guess to keep track of the days..Hmm..Maybe I should start that..:catwink:
One day my kids will have the “pleasure” of dumping all our stuff:catlol::catsurprised:..!
Astrid and Snowcollector, I can’t stop laughing! These are all so funny – and so true! I am doing them all now!
Marking every single piece of paper that finds it’s way into the house “important” and “keep.”
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
04.28.16 11:58 AM