I’m staying at my folks place for a few days, everytime i come up i usually do some gardening of physical labour of some sort. But not this time, this time i’m resting. Oh the joys of watching other people work whilst you sit back and take in a good book, the score in the tennis or just walking around the house trying to scare/ wake up the cat.
My mum tends to have a problem with naming things right. I think this is a general mother problem. Some call it similar Alzheimer’s, i like to refer to it as “Mum Syndrome”. It usually is apparent after a few years raising kids. The word for spoon becomes “that thingy-ma gig”. The word for a knife becomes “the cutty cutty thing”. And so on. There is one clause to this though, the arm movements which describe the action of what implement she is after. So when mum wanted me to fetch some implements from the shed for her gardening exploits, she described them as, “the claw thingy”, “the digging thingy”, the thingy-ma-giggy-dooby wack” and “the thingo” Now to anyone else you would go, Huh??. And so did I, so i ended up getting all the smaller tools from the shed that i could find, and brang them back to her. I didn’t get the right one still. So i went back and got all the larger tools, the shovels, spades, you name it, i got it. I got the right tool eventually.
So there is one thing im not looking forward to, the fact that i sometimes to this as well.. maybe it isn’t just a mum thing after all. Hopefully though i can change things around, anyone know any good memory classes?