Monday, August 30, 2010

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.-Jack London

Admire my restraint. We went to my grandparents house. Grandma has Alzheimer's, Fiona has a temporary tattoo.

Grandma: Is that a real tattoo?

Me: No

2 mins latter

Grandma: What's that on her arm? A tattoo on a child?

Me: It's not real grandma. It's just a sticker. I'm pretty sure we'd get in trouble for getting our two year old a tattoo.

2 mins latter

Grandma: (In stage whisper to Grandpa) I hope that's not a real tattoo

Me: No Grandma it's not.

2 mins latter

Grandma: I hope that tattoo isn't real.


See see! I completely resisted the urge to tell her yes and then create a spontaneous story in which Fiona had too much tequila on shore leave. I'm such a good person.


LeeAnn said...

My papaw has Altzheimer's too and firmly believed I was from the CIA, some to get him for some (dammit) unrevealed misbehavior in his past. I would try to correct him and then finally gave up and would "interrogate" him, which he seemed to love. When I'd leave after a visit, I'd bark "Book 'em, Danno!" and he'd laugh and laugh.

Amy Baldwin said...

hahhaha!! So sad.. sounds like when I visit Grandpa Ralph
the question "Amy, How old is Luke?" is asked literally every 2 minutes :(
Grandma keeps yelling "Ralph! she told you already!"

Dani said...

Ya don't want to laugh at them 'cause that's just mean but you either laugh or you cry.

Roses said...

The Husband's uncle who had Alzheimer's used to introduce his wife like this:

"They tell me she's my wife."