What A Difference A Frappe Makes

The last few times I’ve visited my mother I’ve noticed she has been a little off. I haven’t seen her laugh or even smile in weeks. When I asked her what’s wrong she just says “it’s boring here, we just do the same old things day after day”. I reminded her that the care center offers outings such as going to the casino, movies, out to lunch, Wal-Mart etc. and told her she has the option to participate in all those activities if she wants. I told her she has money in her account at the care center just for that purpose but she says she doesn’t want to do any of those things. I reminded her that she used to like to go to Wal-Mart and told her even if she didn’t want to buy anything, she could go to the McDonald’s that’s in the Wal-Mart and get something to drink or an ice cream.. I told her it really isn’t what you do as much as it is just getting out and seeing something different…still mom didn’t seem very enthused about any of the suggestions I made.

So, I decided a little prompting might help change her mind and I came up with what turned out to be the perfect plan.

Today, on my way to visit my mother, I stopped at the McDonald’s and bought her a caramel frappe! My mother was in the activity room sitting at a table by herself just staring at the TV. I went up behind her, hugged her and handed her the frappe. She wanted to know what it was and I told her to just try it and let me know what she thought…she took a big sip and I snapped her picture….


What a difference…. she actually smiled…if I knew a frappe could make her smile…I would have been bringing her one every time I visit…:)

I asked mom if I could post her picture on my blog and she was so happy she said I could put it anywhere I wanted… She told me that the frappe is one of the best treats she ever had. I told her she could get that at the McDonald’s that’s in the Wal-Mart the next time the care center takes the group out on the field trip…she smiled again, and said she was going to make sure to put her name on the list to go to Wal-Mart with the group… then I smiled and thought to myself… what a difference a frappe makes:)

Stay Tuned!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    May 29, 2013 @ 22:47:12

    So clever you are!!! xoxo MORE!


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