Thursday, June 14, 2012
Cleaning the living room for Mom
There used to be a time when I could clean the living room for Mom, and as I went about my task I would be able to see the objects in front of me. At that time I had enough vision to see the furniture, the carpet, and the bare floor. I used to marvel at how I could vacuum so well and how I could avoid scraping Mom’s precious furniture with the vacuum cleaner.
With precious little vision left to me these days, I still clean Mom’s living room whenever I go to visit her, but now I am much slower at it. I use my memory to help me move around and the picture of where everything is still remains with me. I am very careful and if she has moved anything around I have to find it and make sure that I do not bump into anything.
I go very slowly. I use my outstretched arms and prodding feet to help me and when I am done Mom comes in to make sure that all is well. I still enjoy cleaning Mom’s living room.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and tell others about how I clean my mom’s living room. Come by and visit me anytime at www.sterlingcreations.ca.