Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On A Lighter Note..

So though very "cleansing" and somewhat theraputic.. I've been feeling bad my last post was kind of a drag.. (though I do appreciate all your sweet comments-- and promise you, as presumed would be.. it was better in, the morning..)so thought I'd lighten the mood here on "Nothin' But Love", and share a quick story that made me giggle.
My cute sister-in-law called to say that among other family news, her daughter, my neice, was in the middle of her final senior project, which involved having to serve in the community for a certain amount of hours.
(Kay.. that just made it sound like she was graduating from prison.. it's actually a private Catholic school.. just to clear things up.)
Moving on.
So the service they were assigned was volunteering in a Nursing Home.
Simple enough.
They were assigned a small group in the dementia ward.. which I'm sure get's tricky, but in all their festive, young girl spirit-- last week decided that for their activity, a Cinco Di Mayo party is JUST what the group needed.

Fast forward to the pinata.
I know. A pinata in the dementia ward. It's already a little bit funny.

But what gets funnier.. is that when the girls noticed the old folks weren't really getting the hang of it.. my darling niece decided to step forward and demonstrate how it's done.
So apparently a young, healthy girl, swinging a plastic bat,
came across as threatening to a little lady in the group..
who suddenly began beating my niece, with her cane..
like a pinata.

(Insert chuckle.)

I'll leave off that the woman, in her defensive fury..
fell and broke her hip.
Cause that would just bring ya all down again.


Colette said...

Being a nurse who has worked with Alzheimer's patients, I find that story really funny, except for the hip part. That's not funny. The rest of it makes me laugh out loud.

Julie said...

Yes - thanks for clearing up that she is not getting out of reform school. Despite the pinata incident as it will forever be known, which is still traumatic for her - she is really enjoying her stint at the nursing home. (Balloon ball is a favorite activity with the folks). Hopefully we'll have no more broken bones.

Emma Jo said...

I sooo don't mean to laugh at old people, so let's just pretend I am laughing at your adorable niece. Too funny. By any chance was the pinata full of butterscotch candies and peppermints?

Denise said...

Nathan works at an old folks home doing human resources. it's pretty amazing how many nurse reports are turned in for abuse by the patients. Your poor, cute niece!

Abby said...

Ok, between the last two posts (I've been catching up) I have run the gambit of emotions. Thank you for the laugh (Thanks to M and the old broken lady too), and thanks for the tribute to your mom. It wasn't a drag like you say. It was appropriate. I feel so special just having known her, let alone having been privy to some of her love and doting!

me and him said...

love it!