Why was I mirroring my grandmother?
December 5, 2008 6:19 AM Subscribe
Last night I visited my grandmother's nursing home at dinner time and ended up spoon feeding her for the first time.
No matter how hard I tried to suppress it, my mouth kept reacting to the spoon. Why?
posted by twine42 to Human Relations (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It was odd... every time I put the spoon near her mouth, I had to fight not to open my mouth.
Every time I went to remove the spoon, my jaw tightened slightly and my lips moved to add friction against the spoon.
Every time she got some on her face or lips, I had to fight very hard not to lick my lips or wipe my own face.
What on earth was going on?
It's not as if she was sat opposite and mirroring my other actions. We don't look alike (she stopped looking like a 6'4 beardy bastard years ago) and she wasn't keeping eye contact with me...