care partner humour: milkin’ it!

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Care partner Catherine Bixenman-salesi knows how to laugh (as well as cry) in the face of the day-to-day ups and downs of living with her mom who lives with dementia. Here’s a short chuckle Catherine posted in a dementia care Facebook group:

Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry LOL! This happened just now:

Mom: Excuse me, I want milk.

Me: You hate milk, Mom.

Mom: You are lying to me.

Me: Okay, I will bring you some milk.

I go to the kitchen only to find that my kid has left a gallon milk container in the fridge with about a half teaspoon of milk in the bottom of the container. Why? I ask myself. Why does he do this? Arrgghhh. I pour what my kid has graciously left us into a glass, and bring it to my mother. She takes a sip and rolls her eyes. “This tastes like milk,” she says. “I hate milk.”

It’s gonna be one of those days!

Thanks for all you do Catherine, including sharing tips and stories like these:

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