My Whose Shoes? tools are all about seeing important issues from different people’s perspectives. Well, here my 90 year old Mum tells us how she feels about being “banged up” in her house for nearly a week as the snow continues to fall. I am delighted that Mum wrote this before she saw my post yesterday and so it is not written in response.
Just Mum’s viewpoint…
I miss my little trips on the bus every day, talks with other bus-riders and visits to the library. Also I need the exercise. Walking round the town keeps my legs going. Not to mention that going out gives me an excuse for not doing all the little boring jobs I should be doing!
However, I really shouldn’t grumble, I know I am very fortunate. I have very good neighbours who help with the shopping and ask me in for coffee. I have a wonderful daughter who phones daily and comes when she can. We have magnificent arguments on diverse subjects but I’m not allowed to argue about GOING OUT!!
In any case, I can’t – I can’t get my old boots on – or at least have no certainty that I could pull them off again. Therefore, I am stuck – grounded!
When I can go out again I shall make a bee-line for the shoe shop. And will probably find that they have completely sold out. If I remember rightly that is why I have no wearable boots now. I forgot to persevere in buying them last time it snowed heavily.
TV is awful. All repeats of repeats, very few watchable programs. Thank heavens for Magic Music and a good supply of books. Oh, and I can always go and look at the snow for as long as I like! It’s not going anywhere!!
Luckily it thawed enough yesterday for me to take Mum to the library and shops … food shops, not shoe shops
Still trying to persuade Mum to start her own blog as her posts have attracted a lot of interest. Please post your comments and show her how social media and blogging can be another way to link with the outside world as the snow falls… Gill