Sunday, June 24, 2012
I really, really wanted to focus on a certain movie today-start to finish.
things started off great but soon fell apart.
My DH is disabled and cannot focus on anything for very long even though it was a movie he seemed to like. It was a very complicated movie and if one did not pay attention, the plot was easily lost.
Since he can't concentrate for long he continually interrupts at crucial points--(may I say he has a real knack for recognizing the most crucial moments!
Same when watching the news every night. It is similar to having a 2 year old around when you are on the phone.
He points at the cat and describes what the cat is doing--like 10 or 20 times during a movie! Yes, I love the cat and I do think he does cute things but......
If that doesn't distract me, DH has other tactics--today he spilled his full cup of coffee! It was a giant mug and I just left it be spilled till later. We have no rug....
Sometimes he can't find a urinal.
Today he was hungry. I said go get a bagel. He went off to the kitchen grumpy in his motorized chair. He screamed that he couldn't find one.
I said OK get rye bread it is on the kitchen table. i promised to make his lunch at the next commercial--and I did that.
The movie I wanted to watch kept you on the edge of your seat and had all sorts
of twists and turns that you had to catch if you wanted to follow the movie.
Even at the last scene where I knew(and told him ) there would be one last twist--he was asking me questions!
And his best trick yet has been developed lately. Getting his pants wet hurts his skin eventually through the day. That has been happening more and more. Not incontinence but spilling the contents in the process. I have explained why his skin hurts. I have explained how to do this carefully. It did not used to happen at all. I have adjusted his pants so the legs are baggier. I have made everything available. I have provided paper towels and dry and wet wash cloths and vaseline. I swear this is a new tactic to get me involved in doing something for him. Conscious or unconscious...it still is a way he can demand my attention.
What is the most painful way I can kill him? just kidding , of course. Chris