Algo Para Pensar OR Something to Think About

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Algo Para Pensar OR Something to Think About

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comic_TVToday Hubby was watching a hispanic TV show.

That might not seem odd but neither of us speak spanish. :/

I couldn't understand anything that was said and could only pick out the times they laughed. Every now and then I recognized a word or two but the longer it was on, the more frustrated I felt and I wanted the channel changed.

This got me to thinking.

I wonder if this is how Hubby feels sometimes with language.

I wonder if this is what his world must be like when he can't understand what is happening around him or there is too much activity for his brain to sort out and respond to correctly.

It made me stop and think and I hope I remember this in the future when I find myself frustrated at him for not keeping up in a conversation or constantly asking huh.

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Denise

First, your headline made me howl. Love it!!\r\n\r\nWhat a great insight. We know our perspective--which only improves when we understand the other perspective. \r\n\r\nMakes me wonder when I've caused someone to request a channel change. Hmmm... :)

ejourneys

I had a similar eye-opener the other day. My partner has a pronounced startle response, even when I'm trying my best to be quiet and unobtrusive (but need to tell her something), and I get frustrated when she keeps changing the rules of how I am supposed to approach her.\r\n\r\nThen someone in our MS support group posted a link to a YouTube video on MS and sound sensitivity -- imagine very loud crashing dishes, glasses, pots and pans. Whoa. Insight is good. :-)