May 14, 2012: Mom-isms

My mother was in rare form yesterday, Mother’s Day. And this time, I mean that in the best possible way.

Among the gifts Tevye and I bought her was a new dress—a long, complicated one with a built-in slip that hung to the floor. After she unwrapped it, I tossed it over my shoulder so I could help her unwrap another present. At one point she looked up from unwrapping her gift and, seeing the dress slung over my shoulder, said, “Oh, that will look nice on you—try it on!”

I thought, Crap. She’s really losing it. Now she can’t tell men from women. But when I looked over at her, she was smiling and, when I caught her eye, she burst out laughing. Good one, Mom. Hee hee.

Thing I Hate Today: Jargon.

Thing I published this month: A cover story in Latino Perspectives magazine, print edition, about what it’s been like to take care of Mom. (Online version: )


3 Responses

  1. LOL…. I really did laugh out loud, no chuckle. I love this kind of humor from our dementia folks, yes, even if it is family. I think that is the best. Glad you had a nice day with mom. Love ya

  2. This brought a smile to my face and heart! Thx for sharing.

  3. This is a great story Robrt and the photo is so awesome!

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