1. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Hi everyone ,I don't know if anyone experiences what i am about to say,no offence to anyone with this disease but this made me laugh today.I went to see mum and dad and mum was crawling the walls.Why?because for the past week dad has been getting up and putting "the great escape" dvd on.continuous for the last few days.he doesn't read the papers anymore,just puts the dvd on.Mum said "by the jumping jesus christ almighty""when you take him can we have 4 coffins,one for Brian ,one for Tom,one for Dick and one for Harry,he won't settle if their not with him".I had to laugh at her humour because its not often seen since dad got ill.love elainex:)
     
  2. alfjess

    alfjess Registered User

    Jul 10, 2006
    1,213
    south lanarkshire
    Hi Elaine

    It is good that your Mum can still see the humour in the situation.
    We need a sense of humour to keep us going

    Alfjess
     
  3. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,103
    Toronto, Canada
    Hi Elaine,
    Tell your mother there's a bright side to this - at least when he's watching the DVD, she doesn't have to worry about him.

    Interesting choice, I think. Maybe on some level it's what he wants to do but can't.
     
  4. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    I wonder if there is any similarity between this and the way that young children will watch the same thing over and over (and over and over) again. I mean they know the plot but they will watch it again and again, and for them, it seems to be a comfort thing: like a well worn blanket or something. Perhaps it's to do with the absolute certainty: you know what's going to happen next, so if you "phase" out for a while you can pick up the story line immediately. Even today there are some episodes of certain children's tv programs that I could repeat verbatim. (E.g. "Lets call it cooperation" "No, lets call it Shirley" courtesy of Sesame Street :eek: )
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,550
    Kent
    Aahh, Jennifer, so that`s why I`ve watched `The King and I`, and `Seven Brides for Seven Brothers` 101 times. ;)

    Love xx
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Elaine, thanks for the laugh this morning.

    Love,
     
  7. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Hi everyone,Just spoke to mum.the dvd has been on only twice today.Dad said he is fed up of the same thing being on telly day in day out!Mum said "welcome to my world".Shes getting a lot better at dealing with him now.she doesn't get as aggravated as she used to.My sister and i are planning a holiday for us all next year.Let him see his beloved Turkey probably for the last time.love elainex
     

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