Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1079 Earrings (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan.26, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1079 Earrings (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan.26, 2017

        For the series on Caregivers Anonymous - 
                             ©     Earrings
                          by Janet S. Tiger all rights reserved

         (The woman is older, but in decent shape.  She stands and looks around)

I just love seeing how this group has stayed around!  New people, old people.....older people.

           (The group hoots)

And here's my Every Daily Dilemma......but I have to go back a few days.  When I was forty, which was 35 years ago, almost half my life!....but who's counting? mother was 65, and she had her first fall.  No bones broken, thank God, but, I felt, ok, it's time.  So I asked her to move in with us, my husband, our two kids, we had lots of room because we'd always planned for a lot of kids, then found out, boy do they cost money to feed!

Anyhow, my mom helped with the kids, and they loved her, and she was an ally, for them and me.....I left home when I was 18 for college, married and then had kids later, so she was helping raise them, but.....we took care of her......and now when she falls, she still doesn't break anything, thank God, but, it takes longer for her to get up and around.   

She is amazing.  I never liked shopping for earrings, too irritating.  Mostly too many to choose from!  
So she has always shopped for my earrings.  Sometimes I wonder, what happens when she goes?  
Am I going to have to shop for my own earrings?  My daughter does not like jewelry at all, so I can't 
depend on her......what a dilemma!

.....and then, recently, I realized something.  I have taken care of my mother longer than she ever took care of me!  

Because, in case you didn't do the math, it is 35 years later, and I have a mother who just.....turned 100!  That's right.  I'm 75.  And there isn't a day that goes by when I don't wonder.....if something happened to her......who would get me earrings......and the next thought....,,she's healthy....maybe, just maybe, she will end up getting me earrings for.....a long time.

         (Lights down, end of scene)

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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Or maybe she'll realize she likes shopping for earrings, as long as they aren't for her and she'll shop for her daughters earrings!