Yankee Belle


Moment Of Clarity In A House of Noise.

My parents are considerably older than most of my friends' parents. My dad will be 83 this year, and my mom is younger by 17 years...however still old IMO. Although their desktop is a million times faster than mine. Go figure...

Somethings I have noticed about my parents...

1. Everything is loud. The tv is loud, they talk loud, the phone is set on the highest ring setting... Yes, it is because they are losing their hearing...if my dad isnt already deaf. The fact that they are loud New Yorkers does not help the situation. It adds to the intensity.

2. If you tell them something important, plan on reminding them several more times. Memory now eludes them or maybe it because they didnt hear you the first time thanks to the friggin' deafening tv.

3. They tell me things that as their daughter I should know. Like where they were born, or when they moved from NY in the early 1990s. Um...hello?.. - I moved with you.

4. They think it is okay to spoil lil B by filling her full of junk food. For dinner last night, lil B had Oreos. (They are now referred to as Grandma's cookies.) For breakfast this morning, she had 3 of Grandma's cookies and a bowl of raisinettes. Um...I wont even mention that this was not what i had for breakfast growing up...ever.

5. My dad moves his car out of the garage everyday so it is 'ready' in case of an emergency. He may not go anywhere that day, but the car is ready. Thankfully, nothing that urgent has come up in the 20 years they have lived in this house. Ever. Of course if something did, it would still take my mom an hour to get ready to leave.

6. They still write checks. My mom has a checkcard, but only uses it when stores do not accept checks.

7. Soemtimes they talk to me like I know nothing. As in, they have been around for a long time and seen a lot of things. Of course this is very true. My dad lived thru WWII and being a prisoner of war...so sometimes I can not argue. Argh.

8. I am losing my train of thought...thanks to tv yelling at me...

Hey, I never said my blogging days were over...I just said I was out enjoying life. At this moment, I am enjoying this fast computer.


Amber B. said...

I never noticed how loud my parents were until I moved away and had a baby. That is too funny!!

Kim said...

your mom and dad crack me up!! but hey, at least you are working with a fast internet there!

Anonymous said...

I want to meet your folks one day - they sound awesome. At the grocery store, I have been behind old women and their checks many of times - I will not let it annoy me anymore, but instead smile in delight thinking of your Mom. ;)
~ Karla