Saturday, January 7, 2012


So, I spent some time with my cute lil Shark last night/today while she was recuperating from some surgery.

In no less than 12 hours, I was twice, TWICE PEOPLE, called/named/referred to as her mother!


Worst part?  Tib heard them both times in her medication induced fog. 
It's never going to go away. 

I finally made the RN on the day shift *shout out Nona*, write the following on the eraseboard that they use for messages in her room:

I thought about taking it a step further and taping a sign on the door to her room for those fifty million random staff members that come through and don't pay attention to the board, but then I got distracted with ice chips and green jello.........

*Healing vibes to my Tiburon**

PS - she's doing great and on her way to recovery.
PSS -  U of U med center, STAT means NOW!  As in right away and not Some Time Awhile laTer! Soooo not impressed.


tammy said...

Oh yeah....pretty sure you're never going to hear the end of that one.

My younger sister hates it when we're together and someone asks who's older. I, on the other hand, love it!

Mae Rae said...

you are the bestest friend ever!

Lene said...

People often refer to my sister as my Mom and a brother as my Dad. I NEVER rub it in. NEVER.

Garden of Egan said...

I'm sure she'll recover fast with her mom at the bedside!

That is sorta funny.

LKP said...

hahahahaha! the whole 7 weeks my seth & i were at walter reed back in '04 every new surgeon, doc, nurse or red cross lady (especially the old ones) automatically assumed i was seth's sister. they'd ignore me and walk right up to his step-mom! pissed me off something royal. i was even scolded by some of the old bitties that'd come around with carts of girl scout cookies for all the vets. literally, seth'd send me out to grab his two favorite boxes of cookies and i'd get yelled at that they were for my brother and not to be so selfish! ugh. so not cool. i know how ya feel, sucks to not be recognized for who or what role you really play in a person's life.
love you! ::hugs::

Jamie said...

Not fun, but slightly better than being passed over as the Mom when your kids arm is stuck in a machine at Peter Piper. Haley looks nothing like me......:)

gigi said...

They always think I am the Sweetheart's daughter!!!! I love it and rub it in often!!
Hoep things are already getting better!!!

Amy said...

About 7 years ago I went with my sister to look at wedding dresses - for her - and the saleswoman thought I was her mother. I was only 30 and she was 28. I was mortified. I went home and cried. It hasn't happened since but once was enough.

Mom of 12 said...

You are a fantastic person! Wait to stick up for yourself.

Cherie said...

Oh Hell - I have seen your skinny, tan body in person - your young smooth face and there is no freaking way you could be Tibs mother. Idiots I say!
With that said, you know Tib is going to get alot of milage out of it :-) You are such a good friend.

" Hit It......." said...

I have to agree with Cherie..Tib will have fun with this one. Don't feel bad...I was taking pictures at at a wedding and someone asked me if I was Troy's ex-wifes older sister. She is ten years older than me. I was very pissed.

Tell Tib that I wish her a speedy recovery. You are a great friend.

Pedaling said...

not a wrinkle on your face and this is what you get?

I'll bet Tib told them to say that before she went under!

It was a conspiracy, I'm sure of it!

CountessLaurie said...

I have a sudden urge to call Tib "Tiblets". I am so weird. Send Tib some Countess love and let her know that Laurieville has declared a day of healing prayer in her honor...p

wendy said...

Oh mom...your awesome.
ha ha ha
I think I would have been rather "miffed" myself.
Maybe it was just your nurturing vibes they felt, and it reminded them of , well, mothers.
he he he he
or maybe those nurses have been dibbing into the Drugs????

but yeah, you won't be allowed to forget that for quite awhile I believe.

Mamafamilias said...

I'm sorry but I had to snicker. I can understand something like that happening to me, but I've seen your pictures on the blog, and just don't get it. But I still had to snicker.

And I do love the sign on the eraseboard.


Sue said...

f.r.i.e.n.d. = YOU

Sue said...

f.r.i.e.n.d. = YOU

Shell said...

Oh, that sign makes me laugh!