Monday, April 4, 2011

Do you have a filter?

Do you have a filter?  Do you stop,  think, and edit what you are going to say before you say it, or do you say whatever comes to mind?

My mom is the youngest of 6 siblings, with her closest sibling being 5 years older.  My mom is now 85.  When we were younger, we used to refer to our aunt as crazy Aunt Gracie because she had no filter, and it was more evident the older she became.  Now my mom is reminding me so  much of her sister, and I think I am going to be next!  When  we go anywhere in public, I know it is going to be an adventure.  Girls with pink hair, shorts and jeans with holes in them--and, to her amazement, they were purchased that way-lol.  Add to it that she has dementia, and can't remember what she said 2 minutes ago, and it is such a hoot!  She is on meds for her dementia which she thinks are working wonderfully!! Of course she does!  Since she can't remember what she said 2 minutes ago, she doesn't realize she already said it,  which means she doesn't know what she forgot.  So of course, to her, the meds are great!  

A trip to the mall is an adventure.  If people are using their bluetooth, she will give a hand to the head motion saying that they are crazy.  She thinks all of these people are walking around the mall talking to themselves.  I explain that they are on the phone, but it doesn't stick.  She must be amazed at how many crazy people are walking around in the world today. 

Have to go to work.  Lots of crazy people at the library.  We see the bluetooth in use all day long.

1 comment:

  1. I never thought of it as "having a filter"! What a perfect illustration! I definitely have relatives who need one!