A little boy said

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by Norrms, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon." Said the old man, "I do that too." The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants." I do that too," laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, "I often cry." The old man nodded, "So do I." But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems Grown-ups don't pay attention to me." And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. I know what you mean," said the little old man.”
     
  2. Toony Oony

    Toony Oony Registered User

    Jun 21, 2016
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    Oh @Norrms - that brought a tear to my eye.

    Just on my way to visit Mum in her Care Home. She is 90, her conversation makes little sense now and her dementia is advanced, but your post has strengthened my constant aim to try just that little bit harder to make her feel that nothing has changed and she is just as valued as she ever was.
    X
     
  3. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

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    Thank you dear friend x
     
  4. TheBearsMummy

    TheBearsMummy Registered User

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    Thank you Norrms, this has made me stop and think for a minute. Very poignant
     
  5. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

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    Thank you xxx
     
  6. Starbright

    Starbright Registered User

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    Hi Norms ..You made me stop and think so thank you ..I must try harder and smile more for my OH.
    Hugs A x
     
  7. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

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  8. Agzy

    Agzy Registered User

    Nov 16, 2016
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    Thank you my poetic friend. This tells a story on so many levels.
     
  9. lilypat

    lilypat Registered User

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    Thank you x
     
  10. lis66

    lis66 Registered User

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    Thank you Norrms such a moving and true poem xx
     

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