Friday, April 4, 2008

I'm Glad I had Children and I Hope They Visit

An elderly woman was found by her apartment manager after being stuck in the tub for five days. Five days folks. She took a bath and then couldn't get out and had to wait until someone came to help her get out.

Five days. Of going to the toilet in the tub. Of not eating in the tub. Of sleeping in the tub. Of nakedness in the tub. Of not bathing because you are stuck in a tub with your waste, which is probably not a whole lot anyways because your not eating.

At least it was the tub and therefore water was availble whenever she pleased because otherwise maybe she wouldn't have survivied.

I wonder did she not have children who lived nearby? But then again I go five months without talking to my mother, this could happen to her and no one would even know about it. I am glad I have children and I am going to be nice to them from now on because not only do they choose your nursing home they may save you from the tub.

When I am older I hope I have children with whom I am close and I hope they visit.



wesley's mom said...

sadly this could easily happen to one of my parents (the other has never been without a man for more than 5 days so I think she's covered). I was thinking about it the other day, it's not our choice sometimes. There are people, like your mother and my father who have picked that life. It seems to me that it would be very sad and lonely, but neither one of them seem to want it any other way.

I make it very clear to my children everyday that they will never, ever, be rid of me, so it is useless to try.

James said...

I've always dreamed of living naked in a bathtub. Pack some sandwiches. Put a TV in the bathroom. A few books and magazines. Ahhhh.

Anyone tries to get me out and I'll bite...