Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mom is up visiting ...

Yeah, my mom has been here since Sunday and its been wonderful. I think she wants to stay another week and we would really love that. Especially Olivia she loves her Meme.

But I do have a few funny stories about her:

So driving, my mom has never lived in this area so she doesn't know it very well. So for her to navigate around she really needs a seeing eye dog. Not to mention the memory isn't what it used to be. LOL

1st day with my car she asked me if I have GPS, I said no but even if I did would you be able to program it? ummmm no LOL (she is very computer, cell phone, and electronics illiterate, but we love her)

So I let her take my cell phone.Call if you get lost and I'll to get you back on the right track (she tends to get lost a lot)
BTW I shake my head when I have to explain to her how to use it. (she does not have a cell phone either)

So the phone rings...

Mom:Ummmmmmm how do I get on 495
Daughter: Why are you getting on 495?
Mom: To go home
Daughter: Where are you?Are you still in Milford? (now I'm a little worried)
Mom: Yes McDonalds with the play place,
Daughter: Thinking to self (why the hell is she getting on the highway?)( Ohhh its the only way she knows) OK 495 North
Mom: Oh I already passed it ...
Daughter: so you are heading to Medway ?
Mom: no to Kohl's
Daughter: (what the hell) Ok stay on that road till you get to the church where I got married.(she works well with landmarks)
I give the rest of the directions and she ends up home after 1 more mistake.

This will be one of many of my Mother's driving incidents. Although in her defense she really doesn't know the area well.

OMG the T.V. you would have thought NASA created it (she is not the only one my father and mother in-law can't figure it out either)

Our TV is pretty easy, for the cable box to work the T.V needs to be on HDMI.
Turning it on and off, you don't need to turn the cable box off just the T.V. everyday I get a call I have this big black box on the T.V and I can't change the station.
Mom: There is a big black box in the middle of the T.V
Daughter: Is the T.V on HDMI ?
Mom: I think So ..... I can't change the station ..
Daughter: Are you using the correct remote ?
Mom: Oh No .. OK I fixed it.

So last night I gave her a tutorial on how to use my T.V at first she nodded her head and gave me a blank stare.
So I used a demonstration and I have not gotten a call today saying she broke my T.V.

Woo Hoo Score 1 for me :O)

God I love that woman, more funny stories to come.

OH Yeah she is really helping me potty train Olivia and she is doing a fabulous job !
I love you Mom


Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Hey! You're in my neck of the woods! (I was just in Milford on Monday for my dr. appt.)

O's Working Mommy said...

Really ??? Very Cool
I read you blog everyday you brighten my day. Thanks

Manic Mommy said...

You and I must be sisters-in-law because your mother is my MIL. The directions, the cell phone, the coffee maker, all of it is her!

She used to watch my boys a few days a week. We got the TV/cable phone calls all the time. I programmed all the kid's channels into 'Favorites' and my husband put a big sticker on the 'Power' button on the TV. Now we rely on the six year old to steer her.