17 Jan

Life just has a way, doesn’t it? Zips on by and we just keep rolling along. My latest challenges include my oldest boy moving home, a brief hospital stay for a suspected  appendicitis that turned into an oophorectomy for me (my ovary did it’s interpretation of Swan Lake) and caring for my 92 year old in-laws on a daily basis.

Moms just have a way of caring for the world, don’t we? I can’t complain though. So lucky to still have my in-laws around in their 90s. Lucky to have a boy who actually wants to move home in his mid 20s.  Almost 40% of caregivers are caring for under-age children…I’m in that camp. It’s not without it’s daily challenges, and there are days I want to tear my hair out, but I remind myself that taking care of your elders really is a privileged  I so enjoy my talks with my very with-it mother-in-law, and I find it especially amusing to watch her absorb new media. Last November, we did a FaceTime call with my son while he was in Denmark. You’d have thought she was watching the man on the moon for the first time.

mom on iPhone



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8 Responses to “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”

  1. sandysview January 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Facetime Rules!

  2. Nancy P January 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Wow! You have your hands full alridght. Kudos to you for this Beth. I admire your spunk. :)

  3. Nancy P January 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    oops! That would be alright. I do not know what alridght means. :)

    • @BethMcShane January 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      I got you, Nancy! Thanks :)

      • @BethMcShane January 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

        It was really amazing to watch her absorb the technology of FaceTime and iPad…. rocked her world….in a good way. Her husband on the other hand, is amazed at how small my iPhone is, and how great the photos are that I take with it. :P

  4. yannisbeltekas January 20, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    Time may change me
    But you can’t trace time…

  5. Lidia January 20, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    Seems as though our December was pretty much the same. Lots of changes for 2013.

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