I spent this Christmas on a Hawaiian Cruise with my Mom. It was really nice and we didn’t have to figure out who was going to cook.
Starting the trip, even before we left the Calgary airport I was reminded of how annoying it is to travel with somebody who is hard of hearing but doesn’t think they are hard of hearing.
IT’S REALLY ANNOYING TO TRAVEL WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS HARD OF HEARING….. oh never mind, incoherent grumbling…….
Mom thinks she can hear just fine and I was suddenly aware that I was going to spend a week repeating myself, waiting until she was looking at me to talk and listening to answers because she was guessing what I was saying.
“Would you like a coffee?”
“Yes I think the flights on time.”
The week I soon realized was going to be a lesson in patience. It was and there were a few persnickety moments but it actually turned out really well. Mom did her excursions, she likes to kayak (since the Panama Canal cruise we won’t kayak together, somebody would get hurt if that continued). I instead went snorkelling and to a seahorse farm also rode down Haleakala which I really enjoyed but also felt incredibly lazy as I know two people who have ridden up Haleakala, maybe next time.
Perhaps the Christmas vacation is the way to go.