Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thanks for that.

My mum's in hospital at the moment, which isn't remotely where mum's are supposed to be. They're supposed to be indestructable, like the Terminator, but with a more nagging quality. Looks like (fingers crossed, touch wood) she'll be out soon, but in the meantime I'm taking my dad over as often as possible to keep her spirits up through conversations like this one:

Dad: You know that optician you like? Dead. Cancer. And he was only sixty-one.
Mum: OH FOR GOD'S SAKE.

On the way back in the car:

Dad: Your mother doesn't seem to need us to stay quite as long at the moment. That's a good sign.

Me: Of course it is.

14 comments:

Imo said...

Know what it's like having a parent in hospital, hope your mum gets out soon. You'll need her well enough for future babysitting duties!

cello said...

Bugger.xx

*attempts to transmit positive energy towards Falmouth Hospital and its environs*

Tim Footman said...

Hope your mum gets better soon.

Hope your dad gets laryngitis.

Dave said...

What they all said. Without the rude word, of course.

james henry said...

Awww, thanks for kind words all.

We've been praying for laryngitis on a daily basis since about 1978, but no sign yet.

Boz said...

I'm with Cello: Arsebiscuits.

Hope all is well soon as.

Oli said...

Hope your mum gets well as soon as humanly possible (or, if she genuinely is a Terminator, as soon as androidly possible).

Jayne said...

Also sending positive vibes (hard as I'm congenitally grumpy but I"m trying...). You could always try giving your dad a big toffee just before you get to the hospital - should keep him quiet for a while...

Newbie said...

Hope she's well soon.

I second the toffee idea.

Sylvia said...

Yes, never mind this hospital lark - she's got work to do soon, and she'll need all her energy, I can tell you. Those 12 hours shifts can take their toll.

Hope she's feeling better soon.

llewtrah said...

Hope she's on the mend.

spence said...

Agree with all the above. x

Marsha Klein said...

It's funny how many normally cheerful people turn into doomsayers when hospital visiting.

Hope your mum's better soon.

Piers said...

Wish her well from me.

Not that she knows who I am. But that's not the point.