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Grocery Shopping with my Grandfather should be on video

Grocery shopping with my grandfather should be on video. He isn’t impressed that we take him grocery shopping but he can’t drive so like I told him, if he wants food, he needs to let someone take him. If you have been following along, you know that he has fallen quite a few times in the last 2 months. He is feeling much better and thinks he is 50 years old again so keeping him contained hasn’t been easy.

A day a time right?

Grocery Shopping with my Grandfather

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My dad has been taking him grocery shopping for the last couple months on Saturday’s (my gram prefers to stay home) and I have been filling in during the week to give my dad a break on the weekends. Both of my grandparents are literally stuck in the house unless someone takes them out. Even if it’s for a quick cup of coffee, they both need to get out of the house a few times a week. Can you imagine being stuck in the house and not being able to go anywhere? It’s been the hardest on my grandfather because he is use to leaving the house for a few hour everyday to either go to work or go grocery shopping on his own.

Did you see the “my grandfather retirement” post? If you are confused here, head over and read that post! -ha. You can also catch up by reading our latest posts in our “dementia diaries” series or our “multigenerational living” page.

Our grocery store has a Starbuck’s in it so we had my grandfather try his first frappucino and I thought he was going to have a heart attack when he found out how much it cost. He said it was too chocolatey. -ha.

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My son has been going with either me or my dad when we take my grandfather grocery shopping and it’s actually a huge help. He stays with my grandfather while he scoots around on the scooter and helps him get the “hard to reach” items. That allows me or my dad (whoever is with him), to do our own grocery shopping. It’s also a great lesson in helping your elders and family for my son.

Multigenerational Living definitely is an amazing experience for the kids in the house.

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Kind of cute right? My grandfather loves to stop and talk to anyone who will talk back. Literally. This particular trip there was a woman who LOVED him and she made his day. She was probably 60 years old and she knew he loved the attention. Whenever we go grocery shopping, all the employees know who he is and they all greet him and  make him feel welcome. Honestly, the entire experience should be on video. It’s a sitcom tv show waiting to happen.

grocery shopping with my grandfather | Multigenerational living

He is funny and so goofy when he talks to people he doesn’t know.

I am always saying, “hello, I don’t have all day here! Lets move it along!”

grocery shopping with my grandfather | Multigenerational living

The checkout line is usually chaos and my son is such a big help! My grandfather just sits there and laughs at everyone and makes fun of me. Whatever works right? My grandmother always says, “take your time.” She wants him out of the house as long as possible!

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Good morning! Your family is beautiful and amazing. I love kind of being included in your post and I thank you for showing me. Your grandfather looks sweet, it’s always great to see his adventures and I’m glad he stopped falling. Now Your son is not only adorable and handsome but his helping is so special to see. You can see he has a lot of patience and enjoys helping. You and your family are truly blessed. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Thanks so much Toni!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I am trying to include more posts about my parents and grandparents. I need another me! haha

  2. i LOVE YOUR FAMILY. YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL THING FOR YOUR CHILDREN..TO HAVE ALL THAT SUPPORT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN TODAY.

    I SAW YOUR PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE RECENTLY..SORRY BUT I DON’T REMEMBER WHICH ONE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK . I LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR BLOG .
    THANKS FOR ALL

    1. Thank you Linda!! I appreciate your sweet comment and how awesome you saw us in the magazine. It makes me smile to hear that our lives and journey land us in magazines. Totally not what I expected when I started our blog over 5 years ago. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

  3. Kathy over in North Attleboro says:

    I know it’s routine and just every day life for you, but your post brought tears to my eyes. Making memories with loved ones doing the most mundane of everyday chores is a beautiful thing. What I wouldn’t do to be able to take my Grandpa out shopping and see my children serve him in the little ways your son is doing. Keep on loving that Grandpa of yours and making his golden days brighter. I’m sure you have no clue that you are an angel in his world!

    1. You always leave the nicest comments Kathy. Thank you! I love your words of encouragement 😉

  4. Precious times. Though some may be trying, they will all be great memories of a real family doing all the really right things. I am in awe of all of you.

    1. Awww thanks Linda for your sweet comment!!!! One of the reasons why I started the blog 5 years ago was to have an online journal of our journey as a multi-gen family 🙂 I am trying to capture all of the memories 😉