Monday, July 16, 2018
No-Pic Quickie about a fun morning...
I walked in for a visit with Mom the other day, and found that she was in the nursing home's activity room, just sitting there like a bump on a log while most of the 10 residents present were participating in periodic exercise activities (suitable for elderly folks in wheelchairs who have mobility issues.) After making my presence known to Mom and sitting down between her and a lady friend of hers, I joined right in with the exercises. After a period of lethargy, Mom finally started to take part (gingerly at best, but at least making an effort.) Much to the staff's surprise, of course. And mine as well! That's a bit of an encouraging sign...
When exercises were over, coffee was handed out. And while she was enjoying that, a lady who formerly had a relative there came back to visit her old friends. She even brought her granddaughter along - two years old, pushing a small baby carriage, with her baby doll (which was as big as she was) in the seat. An adorable little girl...and everyone was talking to her. She was the hit of the day!
The interesting part was that she responded quite well to me...I was surprised. Nothing was said, (and the staff mostly knows my gender despite my appearance) but did the little girl think I was a girl too? Perhaps because of my shorts, pantyhose, tee blouse, white sneakers, my nails, long hair, bracelet and necklace? We carried on a nice conversation in 2-year-old-speak. Might have something to do with the practice I've had conversing with my 2-1/2 year old granddaughter...LOL! But all too soon, it was time for her to go...and I started to miss my own little granddaughter.
Fortunately, D-I-L called that evening to see if my wife and I could skype, because granddaughter wanted to talk to us. Great timing! And a pleasant way to end a fun day.