Mom Tells Me Stories
Mom is 95 and tells me stories that I've never heard before in my entire life. Here's one of them... "When she was boarding in this woman's house, someone broke into her bedroom and stole all of her World War II jewelry."
What does that even mean? What is WW II jewelry???? Never have I heard this story.
She does this all the time now. At first I responded to it with incredulity and questions trying to make sense of it all, but then the story would grow and get even more elaborate!!
When I listen to her tell these stories to other people, they hang on every word. Of course I don't say anything. It doesn't really matter.
She also reconstructs recent events into entirely different scenarios that become gospel truth to her. She tells me stories about family members that have a kernel of truth but become absurdly out of proportion in the retelling.
Anyone else have this issue?? I'm sure you do !!!
Please tell me how you calm yourself through the moments.