Saturday, November 10, 2007
The words of the young and the old are always honest. I'm not sure when we lose that sense of being honest with people, but it happens sometime. Yesterday, at the nursing home, I was helping a few residents play bingo. I was wearing a blue jean shirt with our nursing home logo on it. Fridays are a dress-down day for wearing nursing home shirts and jeans. I don't have any jeans right now that fit, so it's been a regular day for me. I did decide to wear a logo shirt however. This in itself was a big deal, because I have not been tucking my shirts in. So I did it! I tucked my shirt in yesterday and a mean old bitty asked me about my weight. She said, "I thought you've been losing weight, you still got a good gut on you!" I smiled and said I was still working on it. Luckily, I know this nice lady and she was saying it all in fun and she has dementia. If I saw her today, she wouldn't even remember saying it. Heck, she can't even remember my name, she kept calling me Bob. I reminded her that she had a son with the same name as mine, but I had to remind her every time she called me Bob, which was often. In the meantime, I'll keep working on my "gut" and untuck my shirts once again.
Posted by TB--Milwaukee at 6:48 AM