Thursday, October 17, 2013
Every once in a while, little glimpses of the woman my mom used to be comes peeking through...
So, I was talking to her today, and while we were talking, Bets walks in to show her something. The first I hear of it is Mom saying, "What's that?"
"It's broccoli, Mom," I hear my sister say.
"Huh," says Mom thoughtfully. "Okay." Then after a long pause, she says, "Is it supposed to be brown???"
I nearly fell out of my chair, but managed not to laugh out loud, because I was dying to know the answer, you know?
"It's dehydrated," I heard Bets say with exasperation in her voice.
"I see," Mom said politely. "That's... interesting."
"I'm gonna take it back to the kitchen and put it on a plate so you can eat it after you get off the phone," my sister said.
"Okay," Mom said. "That's fine." And then, after a moment, when she was sure Bets was gone, she leaned close to the phone and said, quite emphatically, "I'm not gonna eat that."
Yeah, I completely lost it at that point. And I don't blame her one bit!! Brown broccoli??? WTF????? Do I even want to know???