Mom can be as grumpy as an alley cat and mad as a wet hen,
because the food at assisted living still “SUCKS!”
But when I ask her to smile for the camera, she does.
This day, mom was a bit mad when I visited. The caregivers wouldn’t give her ice cream after lunch. She complained that lunch, the food, was awful. So, being the good
spy daughter, I went to the kitchen area to investigate. When I asked caregiver “Sara” about the situation, she smiled.
“Your mom wouldn’t eat her lunch. She spit it out on her plate. Then she asked for ice cream, but I told her she couldn’t have ice cream unless she ate some protein or something good for her.” (Mom is a borderline diabetic, so they make sure she isn’t eating too much sugar.)
Okay, then. I asked Sara to make mom half of a ham sandwich, which she did. Then I presented it to mom.
“Mom, you need to eat this. Eat some protein. Then you can have your ice cream.”
Mom took the plate, removed the top slice of bread, and proceeded to dine on an open-face ham sandwich, with butter, no mayonnaise. (Don’t ever put mayonnaise on her sandwich. Or lettuce. Or tomato.)
She ate most of it.
Then mom asked for and received her ice cream. Vanilla with bits of chocolate. She ate it all.
I didn’t have to ask mom to smile after that.
This is a bit early, but I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s out there. My brother is coming for a weekend visit on Friday, so there is sure to be additional smiles. We’ll be taking mom out on Sunday for “real” food. And I will be taking time off from the internet to enjoy family.