Sunday, June 8, 2014

School's Out For The Summer or When Will Things Be Back To Normal?

Kel was down for the weekend, Madi graduated from high school Friday. Since Kel was here Mom was a bit off all day yesterday.

At dinner time everyone was gone but Mom and I, she saw all the flowers around the house and made some comments about how pretty they were. I explained again that Madi had graduated and they were gifts. Mom actually surprised me with a clear moment and asked if she had given Madi a gift. I told her she hadn't and she said that she should. I told her I'd remind her to do it.

After that moment of clarity, the next words out of her mouth were some of the most surprising yet. Mom said, "I can't wait until things are back to normal". Normal? Well I didn't understand normal so I asked what she meant. Her reply was, "I wish school would start, I'm ready to go back to school". That reply just about floored me.

After thinking about it for a few seconds and thinking about how often she talked about aunt Laura, every day still, at that moment in time, I believe she was back living with Laura, recovering from scarlet fever and wanting to go back to school.

Well schools not out for the summer but I reassured her that it will soon start again. That seemed to satisfy her so she sat down for dinner and never mentioned school again.

It amazes me just what Alzheimer's can do to a person. It's truly sad how it destroys a person a bit more every day.

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