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Eddcorner

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Getting another 3D card for mum this Christmas, looks well top. Did it for Mother's Day too and she was fascinated by it for ages so fingers crossed we'll get the same result! ;)
 

Eddcorner

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I'm going to be a grandad for the second time c/o my eldest come June '24. He has a great partner who really complements him and they're top class parents to my little Ulster Irish granddaughter :) Tally ho peeps!!
 

Izzy

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I'm going to be a grandad for the second time c/o my eldest come June '24. He has a great partner who really complements him and they're top class parents to my little Ulster Irish granddaughter :) Tally ho peeps!!

Aw - such fab news! ❤️
 

Eddcorner

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Many welcome thanks @jennifer1967 @sdmhred and @Izzy!! I'll be a 'youthful' 53years old when the new baby arrives ;) Have told mum... she has many memories of my eldest visiting and staying over into his late teens/early twenties. She loves the videos and snaps of her great granddaughter that he sends - will no doubt welcome more, a visual reference helps her process stuff a lot better though. Mum smiled regardless when informed :)
 

jennifer1967

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Many welcome thanks @jennifer1967 @sdmhred and @Izzy!! I'll be a 'youthful' 53years old when the new baby arrives ;) Have told mum... she has many memories of my eldest visiting and staying over into his late teens/early twenties. She loves the videos and snaps of her great granddaughter that he sends - will no doubt welcome more, a visual reference helps her process stuff a lot better though. Mum smiled regardless when informed :)
i was 39 when i had the first grandchild then they arrive 2 a year until youngest grandsons 6,5. i had 2 arrive in a week.
 

Eddcorner

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It can be quite frustrating when family expect mum to fit into their Christmas schedule, shouldn't it be the other way round? Mum's routine i.e. nap time, personal visits and meals are led by her not myself. People often draw the wrong conclusion and although they don't say it outright infer that I'm being obstructive! When you get called by your full Christian name in a message it is charged with 'yeah really?' ;) Sigh 😕 oh well vent complete, very therapeutic haha ;)
 

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It can be quite frustrating when family expect mum to fit into their Christmas schedule, shouldn't it be the other way round? Mum's routine i.e. nap time, personal visits and meals are led by her not myself. People often draw the wrong conclusion and although they don't say it outright infer that I'm being obstructive! When you get called by your full Christian name in a message it is charged with 'yeah really?' ;) Sigh 😕 oh well vent complete, very therapeutic haha ;)
It is frustrating, other people just don’t understand what it is like to care for a person who has dementia.
 

Eddcorner

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It is frustrating, other people just don’t understand what it is like to care for a person who has dementia.
It's a persisting issue even though I've explained numerous times; mum's needs as always have to be the overriding priority, no doubt I will be here again however at some point in the future.
 

Chizz

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It can be quite frustrating when family expect mum to fit into their Christmas schedule, shouldn't it be the other way round? Mum's routine i.e. nap time, personal visits and meals are led by her not myself. People often draw the wrong conclusion and although they don't say it outright infer that I'm being obstructive! When you get called by your full Christian name in a message it is charged with 'yeah really?' ;) Sigh 😕 oh well vent complete, very therapeutic haha ;)
Hi @Eddcorner
It's precisely for this reason - fitting round the PWD - that for family "do's" and celebrations, etc they all come to us, because my OH can't go anywhere. So hosting the hoards is fine, as it means we get to see them, and they do mostly help or contribute.