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Sometimes senior citizens are like a child

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by iyerviji, May 19, 2010.

  1. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Senior citizens dont want any facilities . They are happy with what they have. But when children provide for them then they take advantage of the facility after their children insist them to use the facilities.

    Last time when my son in law came he bought AC for us though my husband paid for it. But he never learnt how to operate it because he did not want to use it . Last year we did not use it much. This year the heat is too much . My husband himself tells me to put it for one or two hours in the afternoon and in the night. But he did not learn to operate. Once or twice he tried but the power was not coming.
    Day before yesterday when he pressed the power button the ac started , so he was very happy. Then I told him how to keep it for one or two hours. When he comes to the room then he only starts the Ac. Today when he started he was very happy that finally he learnt to put it. His face was shining like a small child .
     
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  2. Sudha Kailas

    Sudha Kailas IL Hall of Fame

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    Very truly said mami.
    Senior citizens are like that...........they love only the affection and nothing monetary at their age.
     
  3. parusabari

    parusabari Silver IL'ite

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    Hello Viji Mami,

    Your post reflected the smile on mama's face.
    Small things like learning to browse internet, learning to chat with their children who are far away, operating the microwave bring joy to the elderly one's.

    Enjoy the thanda thanda A.C and write in lovely posts.

    Love,
    Parvathi.
     
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    rajiravi Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear viji mami,

    Senior citizens are really like child only....so, at last mama is happy with tanda tanda cool cool...more than mama i think your SIL will feel more happy....
     
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    What you have explained is the beginning stage of their second childhood.

    I have seen in the case of my MIL - she used to be adamant on so many issues like a child. She would insist on things being done only the way she wants it. If we give a better option also she would stick to her stand. Later, she would agree and feel that she should have listened to our suggestion.
     
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    yams Platinum IL'ite

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    yes dear!
    they are always small children!
    my grand ma what ever we say she won't hear at all!
    we use to tell don't take sweets a lot because you have sugar complaint but she will search for it fully at home and when we see her eating she closes her mouth tight and just shakes her head for whatever we ask!
    it really makes us to laugh like something!
    :rotfl:rotfl
     
  7. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Sudha

    Sorry for the late reply. True they want only affection in their old age

    love
    viji


     
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    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Paru

    Thank you dear for the loving words.

    love
    viji

     
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    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Raji

    Thanks for the loving words. Yes my Sil is very happy that mama accepted his request to have ac at home. Now he makes use of the ac also. Now Sil is calling us to come to Dubai, hope mama will fulfill his wish so that we get a chance to go to Dubai and I can meet Dubai Ilites

    love
    viji


     
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    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Mallika

    True senior citizens are like a child and very adamant sometimes. Good your mil later agreed to what you all said.

    love
    viji


     

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