Sunday, 22 April 2007
Just Show Up
I'm the first to admit that I don't visit Mum often enough - one and a half hours each way to spend an hour with someone who won't remember the visit is easy to put off - especially when Pat is doing the regular checking in. When I do, however, I know that for the time I am actually present, she is stimulated and engaged and hopefully that feeling stays around a while after I've left. Yesterday I took a pile of photos with me which turned out to be a good move - she enjoyed looking and commenting on each one, even though she was not really aware of who or where she was looking at. So, Anne and Helen - start printing out some photos to show her next month, she will enjoy it.