In a genuine attempt to encourage my father to feel he wasn’t a burden while living with us, my husband and I told him, “Our house is your house.” “Nuestra casa es su casa.” Since he was living in California, I figured he’d need to learn a bit of Spanish. I’d often repeat, “Mi casa es su casa.” He liked the sound of it, but I wasn’t sure if I was getting through.
Never mind that my father didn’t speak Spanish–he was 100% Armenian as I am–and that he was living with dementia.
We just wanted him to feel at home in our home.
We weren’t prepared for what happened.
One afternoon, we were discussing something controversial, when my father stood up and demanded...
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Left us speechless!
I hope you find a better way around a similar situation! 🙂
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