Monday, October 26, 2009

Did you hear that?


If my mother knew I was telling everyone this story, she would be sooo pissed at me.  But I just can't help it.  (and its totally true).

My mother is getting really hard of hearing, but refuses to do anything about it.  Last week my twisted sister took her to family night at her church where they have dinner, entertainment and socialize for the evening. 

One of the entertainment acts for the evening was a group of ten ladies 'signing' hymns.  Mom turns to Kathy and says VERY loudly "I CAN'T HEAR A WORD THEY'RE SAYING".  Of course the whole church heard this and couldn't resist laughing.
(Kathy was somewhere under the table).

Moms.....you gotta love 'em.

26 comments:

~Oct said...

My mom is losing her hearing too and her favorite thing to do is to tell everyone that I just talk so soft. I guess it's her first means of denial. I try to remember to talk in a strong and more audible voice when near her, but not so loudly that she asks me (in a hurt tone) not to yell at her (which she's done before when I spoke a little too loudly). LOL, it's a learning process for all of us.

Char said...

Oct~You're so right. Mother says she never hears what we say, she just smiles and acts like she does.

Sandcastle Momma said...

My Grandfather had a hearing aid and when wanted to hear you he'd turn it on but the rest of the time he kept it off. You could tell when it was turned off because he'd just smile and nod no matter what was going on LOL
My husband's hearing is getting worse and worse and the other day the kids were fighting, the dogs were barking and he said I'm getting a hearing aid and I'm keeping it turned off - just like your grandfather.

Wine and Words said...

My dad is the same. He refuses to get a hearing aid. We have to yell when we speak, and he turns the TV up so loud, we will all soon be deaf!

Char said...

San.Mamma~I know lots of people who do that and some that have them and won't wear them. Funny comment about your hubby.

Wine/Words~I hear ya (so to speak). It is difficult to sit in the same room when mother is watching tv.

Kathy said...

Sis, Uncle Burl won 4K at the casino, bought himself hearing aids, I told Mom, she said "If I had to buy them with that kind of money, I will never have any" Like she would anyway.LOL

mo.stoneskin said...

Superb.

Nancy said...

LOL
you're poor mom
(and poor sister! ha ha)

bernthis said...

God bless our parents, those people that we will eventually turn into

SarahA said...

Ha! I guess I won't have this problem, hey? Funny post, you.

Rikkij said...

Char- sometimes I wonder if you make this stuff up. but then I look at you and say, nope. it's real. ~rick

Char said...

Rick~Yep, its real. But I don't know how you can tell that by looking at me!?

♥ Braja said...

Oh dear :)

Woman in a Window said...

I'm laughing 'bout your post and what you said to Oct. Oh yes, the smile and the nod, very convincing. I'm even quilty of that too. Yikes!

(Your new photo is beautiful, Char.)

xo
erin

Char said...

Thanks, Erin. I always look for your comments on my posts. Thanks for following me.

buffalodick said...

Going deaf runs in our family.. oldest story we tell, is when my Grandma Mieras went through Customs at the Canadian border. The guard asks her "Where were you born?" She answered "Just a little ham"... She had been instructed they would ask if she bought anything while in Canada- couldn't hear the question, but had her answer ready!

Char said...

Buffalodick~That's so cute. I hope I don't get hard of hearing. uh, what'd you say?

MyMaracas said...

Great story! Thanks for the smile.

Beth said...

My Mom and I were just talking today about her and Dad getting hard of hearing. She actually admitted it!

Lori said...

This was SO funny! You should send this to Reader's Digest.

Indigo said...

As someone who is deaf this was priceless. I used to have a great grandmother on Ex husbands side that would turn off her hearing aids at family gatherings. When I asked her why, she said, "The fake sentiments are more amusing on mute." She had her own family pegged so well. Thankfully I divorced my ex and no longer have to deal with them. I did however adore this woman. (Hugs)Indigo

Kathryn Magendie said...

LAUGHING!.... oh, our mothers.... *smiling*

Kathryn Magendie said...

Stopping by to see if anything is new! :) still loving that kitty picture ...laughing!

Memphis Steve said...

There is so much potential for fun with this situation. My dad was like that for years. He stood in the Walmart electronics aisle, blocking the little electric eye that would beep whenever someone entered or exited it, completely unable to hear it going BEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ... finally, one of the salesmen asked him to move.

Maria said...

I have been steadily losing my hearing for years. Once, when I had asked Bing to repeat something after the tenth or eleventh time, she rolled her eyes and muttered, "If you can't hear, don't listen."

Well, I somehow heard that.
And I laughed....which only annoyed her further.

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