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I was SO bad! | MyPetPeeves.com

I was SO bad!

I took the kids down to my grandmother's house for the 4th weekend. My grandmother is looking to get her mom in a nursing home, because she is 96 and has demensia (sp?). Well, I use that to my advantage and toy with her because she is so fun to get worked up, then she forgets what was going on and it is like nothing happened. It's great!

We were sitting at the table, and I felt a little playful, so I start teasing Nanny, "I didn't know you had a tattoo!" She really doesn't, but it was just somethinng to get her worked up. She said "I don't! Who wants those nasty little things covering up beautiful skin?!" I turn my leg, and show her one that I have on my ankle. "Nanny, YOU took me to get this one, after we went dancing!" "Good Baptist Women DO NOT dance, and certainly DO NOT get tattoos!" She fired back. "Nanny, we went dancing and you met a nice man at the bar! Don't you remember? He gave us a ride to the tattoo parlor, you said you liked his tattoos, and that you wanted one!" Shit hit the fan! "I never talk to strange men, expecially ones with tattoos, what would my husband say to this?" (He has been dead for over 20 years--she doesn't remeber that either) At this point she is leaning in twards the table fussing at me, so I am leaning in too. "Nanny, I got this one, when you go the rose on your hiney!" Wrong move, Mandy. She starts in yelling, and I mean YELLING! I lean back in my chair and I am laughing. She stops for a minute, and there is silence. I don't say anything else, cause she is worked up enough. She leans back in her chair, and looks at me. I am still laughing. My mom walks in asking what the yelling was about. I say, Nanny was telling me a joke, and it is hilarious! So poor Nanny had already forgot the taunting that I was doing and starts laughing. "I forget how funny I am sometimes." was all she said.   

So my mom and grandmother need to go to the store, so I said I would stay with Nanny. So Nanny and I are sitting in the living room watching T.V., and E.T. was on. I haven't seen this movie is years, so I decided to watch it. Nanny, who frequently takes naps where ever she is sitting, is asleep sitting on the couch. She wakes up, and starts in with: "Change this mess. I don't want to watch this!" I tell her o.k., and flip through all the channels, and head right back to E.T. She already forgot. So within about 5 min, she starts in again. "I don't want to watch this mess!" So again, I flip through all the channels, and land back on E.T. Well this happens 4 more times! The 5th time, she starts in again with the I don't want to watch this mess, so I looked at her and I told her, "Nanny, you said you wanted to watch this! You said this was your favorite movie!" To which she replys, "Oh, This is my favorite part!" I smile, and go about with my movie........just to repeat this battle a few more times before E.T. went home.

She knows and somehow remembers that we are trying to get her in a home with an apartment feel to it. She has lived with my grandmother for 6 years now, and keeps forgetting where she is, who's house it is and the like. I go in to check on her and she is packing her bags. "What are you doing?" I asked her. "Leaving! I don't like this horrid room!" So I say o.k., and walk out. A while later, she is walking out of her room, and she wants me to help "load up her bags"--she thinks she is leaving. I ask her "Where are you going?" She tells me she is moving to her new apartment. So I shrug my shoulders, and grab her bags. While I am putting them in the back of my truck, I am going on and on about how I am going to miss her and I will come and visit everytime I get a chance. Jaxson is at my grandmother's house, and the kids are down for a nap, so I tell him that I will be back in a little bit. So I load her up in the car, and she asked about her walker, and I told her that her apartment furnishes one and it will be at the door when she gets there. So we drive a couple of blocks, and go back to my grandmothers house. "Oh, it's beautiful!" she said looking at the outside of the house we just left. I just smile and unload her. She opens the door, and I tell her "See, Nanny, there is your new walker like I told you!" She doesn't remeber leaving it there when she was walking to my truck 10 min. before. I walk her back to her bedroom, and she says "This room is SO lovely, I know I will be so happy here!" I bring her bags in, and place them on her bed, and walk out of the room. I am in the kitchen fixing lunch when my mom and grandmother walk in from the store. As we are unloading the groceries, Nanny comes back out of her room. She said "Oh, I didn't realize we lived in such close quarters! I don't want to disturb you!" and walked back to her room. My grandmother looks at me, I shrug my shoulders and walk off......She'd beat me if she knew I was toying with my great grandmother so much! How she can remember she is supposed to go to a home, I'll never know, because she always tells my grandmother, "You are not Patsy! My daughter is much younger than you!" Oh, I can't wait to go back. 

My mom says "Shoot me when I get that old if I turn out like Nanny!" I always tell her no, because how am I going to have any fun with her if she is gone?

Comments

LMAO...You are too funny ...

LMAO...You are too funny girl..

Just remember.... what ...

Just remember.... what goes around comes around. you may be the one taking care of your mom, when your child does this to her, then your child takes care of you because you have this and then your grandchild does this to you.

Payback are a biooootch!

<p>I can't wait. I know my ...

I can't wait. I know my mom will be even more fun to mess with, and I hope when I get that age, I am fun too! She is having fun......she doesn't doesn't remember having it!

Awwwww. Poor Nanny. You ...

Awwwww. Poor Nanny. You are naughty, girl! >;p

that sounds like good ...

that sounds like good times to me. lol.

I bet at some level all of ...

I bet at some level all of this is great for Nanny! She probably enjoys it.

LOL, OMG, it's only bad IF ...

LOL, OMG, it's only bad IF the other person takes offense to it, BUT SHE DOESN'T REMEMBER!!!! LOLOL!!! that was cute!!

I may be in the minority ...

I may be in the minority here, but I just couldn't do that. My great grandmother, grandmother, and mother have all passed away. I would take one or all back.

Sorry but I don't find ...

Sorry but I don't find anything funny about teasing (ridiculing) someone who for whatever reason lacks the mental capacity to understand what is being done to them. I think when that happens, it speaks far more about the mentality of the person doing the teasing than the mentality of the person being teased.

she didn't mean anything ...

she didn't mean anything by it...she's not mean spirited. she loves her grandma. and I don't think she was ridiculing her, just joking around...it's all in the context of how it was meant and it wasn't meant to be mean or ridiculing.

Sorry Dawn, but I don't ...

Sorry Dawn, but I don't agree with you.

<p>Yeah, I don't think I ...

Yeah, I don't think I could intentionally do anybody that way either, BigSam and Chubby. I love to joke with folks, but when my mom lost the ability to even remember who I was last summer, there was no way I could have used that against her. And I know Mandy didn't mean anything malicious about it, but I can see everybody's point here.

There were times last summer before my mom died, however, that she would forgot certain things and we would quietly giggle behind our hands. It usually involved her saying things that, if still in her right mind, she would never have said. This was one way of working through the pain of losing her -- we giggled quietly rather than giving in to gut-wrenching sobs.

First off before you judge ...

First off before you judge me and say I was mean for doing it, you would have to know Nanny. When I was growing up, she was the biggest prankster in our family. She would always play jokes and mess around with us. I ruely thinks she knows we are just trying to rile her up, and even if she doesn't she would still have no problem with it. She used to joke with my aunt, and my aunt would get pissed and storm off every time; she could never take a joke. Now that Nanny is older, she will not even communicate with my aunt, and has even tried to slap her on a few occasions, because I think she remembers what a shit my aunt was. So, I should sit there and let her be a bump on a log because of her age? Why can't I play with her? she still jokes around with my kids and pulls little stunts with them (they would be bigger stunts, but she can't get around like she used to). I don't know how many times she has set at the table with a water gun under her blanket on her lap, just to squirt one of my kids as they go by. They won't squirt her back, because they are scared to get into trouble-even though they have been todl that they won't. But me, my mom and even my grandmother will squirt my great grandmother back. She IS NOT one of those feeble minded people whoo just sits back waiting for death, but embraces life and used to go full throttle. So think what you want, but she used to pull shit like I did to her to HER OWN MOTHER; so no, I don't think she minds at all. Yes, there are times when she asks who I am, and when I tell her, she will say "No, Mandy is only 4 or 5." And there are other times when she will say "Mandy, bring me that baby!" She has her moments, but as I tell other people
"F@#K them if they can't take a joke" and she can.

im with you on that M. if ...

im with you on that M. if even for a moment, it gets her mind pumped up. i think its a good thing. it allows you to interact with her and keeps her from just staring at the tv all day. my great grandma was like that. not the prankster, but a very lively person. someone who embraced life. she would probably still be alive today but she broke her hip at 98 years old. thats usually a death warrant at that age. she would be 100 this december.