Saturday, June 25, 2011

Having fun at Nana's, sort of.

We bring Ginger over and they all go crazy and run around.
I'm not sure FUN is the right word, but the dogs and Gidget seems to think so.  I don't expect as much from Peggy.  She used to paint with us, now she watches, she used to pet the dogs, now she pinches, but Gidget still makes her smile.  Although, I have to be careful with them now.  Peggy pinched her pretty good the other day, and the look on G's face was kind of heart breaking.  It took her quite a while to recover.  She thinks Nana is funny.  She knows Nana has a disease, but when it's someone you love you don't think they are going to pinch you too.  
We bring her into her room, to hang with us...
On the way home we were listening to the Beatles song Hey the end when John Lennon sings that crazy nananannanannanna part, we all laughed because it sounded like Nana. 
Not just the word, Nana, but actually sounded the way Nana tries to talk to us with her stuttering.  The kids, they want to understand her, and love her even when she can't really love back.  :(

We paint her pictures

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wise beyond your years

  Peggy seems to be doing okay....She is getting used to the place, and they are getting used to her.  I didn't see her for a whole week....and that was okay.  I know my Mom wouldn't want me to worry so much.  I wouldn't want my girls to have to worry about me in that way.  She would want me to be at their recital, and school play and be with Allen and read, and paint and work.  All the things she taught me and encouraged me to do as my Mother.  She always said to me "You are wise beyond your years."  Sometimes she meant that in a good way, and sometimes not.  I'm afraid the years have now surpassed the wise part of that statement.  She also used to tell me "My eyes were bigger than my stomach"  Unfortunately that is no longer true either.
That's Sunny on the far left.
G at Ballet class
Anyway, I do think that it was wise having Peggy Lu visit.  She relieved a lot of pressure on me, and I can go back to including Peggy into my routine, instead of making my routine specifically around her.